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“Wonderful Place”

Cascades Raptor Center
Ranked #2 of 82 things to do in Eugene
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Nestled on a wooded hillside in south Eugene, this nature center and wildlife hospital specializes in birds of prey. Some 50 resident birds of 30 native species are on display, including owls, falcons, hawks, to bald and golden eagles. Open Tues-Sun and some major Mon holidays.
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is a great place to view and learn about raptors. They have a wonderful group of birds in spacious habitats and a hospital for the medical needs and rehab for those who can be released back into the wild. They have several birds who have been injured (blinded, broken wings, etc) who cannot be released and they are well taken care of the staff and volunteers. Very friendly group of folks on duty. Fascinating to see so birds up close and personal.

Visited October 2013
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Henderson, Nevada
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Gorgeous and exciting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We can't wait to visit the Raptor Center again in the future. What a wonderful, interesting, educational stop during our vacation! There were 6 Bald Eagles and 2 Golden Eagles on display, as well as dozens of other birds of prey.. owls, eagles, etc. It was interesting to learn how common eye diseases/eye loss and human imprinting are; as well as how deadly both of those can be.

Visited October 2013
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Poway, California
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Out of the way gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Really enjoyed my visit and learned a great deal about birds of prey. My 20 year old son enjoyed it too. If he could he'd now have an owl. Wonderful facility!

Visited May 2013
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Wichita, Kansas
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Educational, happy place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

It happened to be raining the only day I could go---but they had a couple of umbrellas there to use. The rain was not keeping the bird handlers from taking care of the birds, OR showing them off. My brother has been a "parent" here for a long time (that's what the center calls the ones who adopt a bird and pay toward its care). Birds were being fed, weighed, areas cleaned, and discussed.....it was heartwarming to see these birds saved and cared for! The center is in a sweet wooded area.

Visited October 2013
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Thank M L
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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cascades Raptor Centre - Fascinating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

When visiting the Eugene OR area, one attraction you should not miss. It's a fascinating and inspiring place to visit and a great way to spend a half day. A wide variety of raptor subspecies are on view - all rescued or recuperating from trauma - and many now unable to survive in the wild because they are too imprinted on humans or have lost their predatory instincts.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Ken M
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