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“Raptor Center”

Carolina Raptor Center
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Talk a Walk on the Wild Side at Carolina Raptor Center What will you find on your walk around the 3/4 mile Raptor Trail? Over 30 species of raptors and other birds of prey are featured on this walk on the wild side. Owls and Vultures. Hawks and Eagles. Falcons, Corvids and other species that just don't fall into any of these categories. Have you seen a Bald Eagle up close? The Raptor Trail features a nesting pair of Bald Eagles who live out back in the Eagle Aviary. Our Spectacled Owl just can't wait to tell you what she thinks about living here at CRC, but you might have to listen carefully to what she has to say - she's a shy one. Did you know that Vultures and Corvids are some of the smartest birds around. No bird brains here! Lots of human mythology surrounds both of these families of avian brainiacs. Crows have been known to drop nuts into crosswalks so that cars can crack them and then wait for the light to change and retrieve the goodies! Behind the scenes at CRC is our Raptor Hospital, where we see approximately 900 raptor patients a year (please no songbirds or possums!). If you can't make our behind the scenes tour, don't worry, the exhibit "A Day in the Life of a Raptor Hospital" will show you what goes on there - day and night.
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Raptor Center”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

See wonderful hawks and eagles that have been rescued and learn from the volunteers about the birds' rescue stories. Great for kids.

Visited November 2012
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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Very nice, informative and educational raptor center. Well-kept birds. Also, nice walk in forested area.

Visited November 2012
Thank Rick A
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Greer, SC
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice Way to Spend a Couple of Hours”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I was a little surprised at the cost ($10 per adult), but it was a nice way to spend time outside while learning about different hawks, etc. This was a nice outing for my husband and me that we were able to do together. We didn't realize this reserve is on land that houses hiking trails, an old plantation home, and more. We could have spent several hours hiking trails for free, but we had other plans. I would recommend doing the raptor center and the other attractions around it. Beautiful setting.

Visited November 2012
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Conover, NC
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2012

I enjoyed watching the birds but I didn't like the location of the birds because it was deep in the woods and I didn't wear the proper shoes. Make sure you dress appropriately because it is in the woods.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The Carolina Raptor Center is Outstanding”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Carolina Raptor Center was a wonderful place to spend a few hours and be in the outdoors with a bunch of raptors. The birds were beautiful and the information at each bird cage was so great reading. Each bird had a name and a story to tell. Loved it. There was places for the kids to play & learn if they happened to get a little bored. I would really recommend that anyone who has an interest in nature and doesn't mind a very easy walk thru the woods to visit this place. I wasn't disappointed. I went with my family. They all enjoyed the experience. While we were there there were 2 trainers in the cages (big cages) working with the raptors. It was so cool to watch!

Visited October 2012
Thank wolfgirl A
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