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“Hidden Educational Gem”

Teton Raptor Center
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Wilson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Teton Raptor Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing raptor conservation through education, research, and rehabilitation. We offer public programs throughout the year, during which visitors will learn about birds of prey and get to meet some of our majestic resident raptors up-close. Hours and programs change seasonally. Thanks for giving a hoot!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden Educational Gem”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Discovered this Center 5 miles from Jackson because of our daughter's interest in raptors. In a space of an hour, we were treated to an up close presentation of live disabled yet, beautiful birds including a Horned Owl, Golden Eagle, Kestrel, and Gyrfalcon as examples. We were shown examples of what makes a raptor unique including adaptations for their predatory behavior such as feather construction, talon details, and "bird-cam" videos to show their incredible speed. The Center is ably run by volunteers who really love the rehabilitation and protection of these creatures. Jason, the director, assisted by Mike, also demonstrated a Falcon's abilities outdoors with a moving target. We all learned valuable lessons and enjoyed ourselves even after Yellowstone and the Tetons. They have limited time for tours because of their work. Thanks to Amy, we were able to be accommodated. This is not to be missed by anyone who loves raptors.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank mfar77
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Way to See Raptors Up Close!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Just 5 minutes outside of Jackson Hole in the town of Wilson is a little gem called the Teton Raptor Center. They rescue and rehabilitate injured raptors and have a variety of raptors to see depending on who is currently being treated. We got about a 20 to 30 minute talk including a short video about raptors. They do have some permanent residents including a fantastic 8 year old Golden Eagle named Gus and a great-horned owl named Ollie. The director also has three trained raptors that he does falconry with, including a gyrfalcon, a Harrier hawk, and a Harris' hawk that he flew outside for us with a leather lure. They swooped down just above our heads and landed on his glove for a treat of quail (from the local supermarket!). This experience was a thoroughly enjoyable way to learn about some beautiful birds and contribute to this wonderful center's work saving these magnificent creatures. Well worth a visit for the entire family!

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Robert F
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Delano, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Highly enjoyed ourselves.”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

My husband and I visited the Teton Raptor Center while taking a day off from Snowboarding. We saw a few random pictures on instagram and decided to look them up.

For only $12 you spend a little over an hour learning about different raptors. One of our highlights was watching their falcon fly. He swooped over our heads and dove throughout the property. It was thrilling to watch! After we had a chance to meet a few other large birds including and owl and eagle.

The hour went by fast. We learned just enough without ever feeling bored. It was both informational and fun.

I would definitely recommend visiting.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Msmotzko
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A Great Side Trip!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

If you want a little side trip for an hour or so, go here. Only a few minutes out of Jackson. That is if you are at all interested in Raptors. Eagles, Owls, Falcons. A nice little tour, where injured birds are cared for, and at some time (if possible) released back to the wild. You actually get to see up close, an owl, hawk, and golden eagle.Admission is charged. My wife and I went, just to see. Thinh about it.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank westernsky1
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