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Alaska Raptor Center
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Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Sitka
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Owner description: 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.
Naples, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Would recommend seeing this”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Nice guided tour. Flight rehab enclosure is unique. Beautiful facility in a gorgeous outdoor location with trails.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a well run facility focused on education, rehabilitation and release of eagles. A wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with eagles. The walking trails on site are an easy and interesting walk. Salmon can be seen (during the salmon run) making their way to the spawning grounds.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank travlgypsy
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Sitka, Alaska
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Go to the birds!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

A unique opportunity to learn about Eagles and other rapters in Sitka.
Take your time, if you have an chance attend an Eagle release! Another very interesting feature is the ability to observe surgery on injured birds.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Kruzoff
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upstate ny
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84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A highlight of Alaska”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

A very special place with dedicated staff, and amazing creatures. My children talked about it long after the trip.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank momwifesq
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Highland, Utah
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Time for eagles!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Getting involved with eagles is a wonder of time well spent!
The Raptor Center is a wonderful place to get up close and personal with eagles.
Remember there are two types of eagles, the most thought of, the Bald Eagle. But there is an other eagle that is a much better hunter and flyer, the Golden eagle@
A visit to the Raptor Center is one you will never forget.

A great way to really get to know eagles is to follow up with a visit to the Eagle Festival in Haines where they release the birds that have been rehabilitated during the year.
you can even bid for the exciting prove ledge of releasing an eagle.
Eagle Festival is in November in Haines, AK!

Visited November 2012
Thank Michael O
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