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Alaska Raptor Center

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1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835-9302
+1 800-643-9425
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Growing from a backyard, volunteer-run operation, the Alaska Raptor Center has become Alaska's foremost bald eagle hospital and educational center, as well as one of the state's premier visitor attractions.Each year, the Alaska Raptor Center provides medical treatment to 100-200 injured bald eagles and other birds. Our goal is to release our patients back into the wild; some, however, are injured so severely they could not survive in the wild even after rehabilitation. These birds may join our Raptors-in-Residence, providing excitement and education for more than 36,000 annual visitors and for the 15,000 schoolchildren we reach through the Adopt-A-Raptor program and Classroom Presentations around the country.The Alaska Raptor Center's 17-acre campus borders the Tongass National Forest, a temperate coastal rainforest, and the Indian River in Sitka, Alaska, and features award-winning natural habitats for our 19 Raptors-in-Residence.
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1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835-9302
+1 800-643-9425
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

Trip from our cruise ship it was well worthwhile to see eagles that are being nursed back to health even though some dont recover , the bald eagle enclosure is great and a short talk ffrom staff after with an eagle used in education was...More

1  Thank cnomis
Reviewed October 18, 2016

As a part of an Alaskan cruise, we visited Sitka, Alaska. We had complimentary shuttle service from the ship to the downtown area and back. The shuttle ride is about 15 minutes each way. We did a self-directed tour of the downtown area. We walked...More

3  Thank ElC628
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Especially if you have any interest in birds. Raptors are rescued and returned to the wild if possible and if not they are well taken care of. Don't forget to make a contribution!

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We took the community bus ($3 for all day - what a deal!) from the Fortress of the Bear to the Raptor Center. The staff is super friendly and welcoming. We were just in time for one of the bald eagle talks. I was this...More

3  Thank Katzkid22
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Very well done. Really makes you get a taste of some of the beautiful native creatures. Staff amazingly friendly

Thank Mike B
Reviewed October 4, 2016

A must see in Sitka. Get introduced to a center doing wonderful work to help many types of flying raptors to safely heal and return to their natural habitat if at all possible.

1  Thank anncollins217
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We visited this as it was rated as a "Best of Sitka" attraction. We got an informative seminar about the facility and the eagles, which was really exciting as they brought out "Sitka" one of their females. This place actually releases the birds once they...More

1  Thank Chipmunk_Cheeks27
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We hiked around Sitka shoreline, rainforest, watched salmon spawning and finished the hike at the raptor center. We had a close up educational session with an bald eagle and her handler. Watched recovering eagles flex their wings and practice flying. There were also owls, Ravens...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Don't go to Sitka without seeing their wonderful center for Raptors. Definitely worth it and can be completed within 60 to 90 minutes.

1  Thank sonyam727
Reviewed September 19, 2016

The Raptor Center in Sitka is not to be missed. It serves as a highly sophisticated rehab center for injured birds, and an educational center for the public. Fascinating to see eagles , hawks and owls up close. The birds you see up close, including...More

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Response from CndnGuider | Reviewed this property |
Yes HAL runs a tour to the Raptor Centre. Don't know if the bus will accommodate you. We walked up to the centre but would not advise you to do that
August 20, 2016|
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Response from jscoops | Reviewed this property |
we actually took the ship bus to the main part of town and then we walked through Sitka for free. It is beautiful. we went through the totem poll park and then walked across the street to the raptor center for free. Our... More
May 17, 2015|
Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
Google alaska raptor center the first response will be their website, and at the top of the website is a link to their gift shop. I would include the links but trip adviser prohibits it