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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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“injured birds” (66 reviews)
“raptor center” (210 reviews)
“bald eagles” (129 reviews)
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1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835-9302
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+1 800-643-9425
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"injured birds"
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"raptor center"
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"bald eagles"
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"magnificent birds"
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"permanent residents"
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"training center"
in 13 reviews
"various stages"
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"gift shop"
in 36 reviews
"excellent facility"
in 9 reviews
"dedicated staff"
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"great place to visit"
in 15 reviews
"non profit"
in 13 reviews
"cruise ship"
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"worth the trip"
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"their lives"
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"well worth the visit"
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"their natural habitat"
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Reviewed yesterday

This organization works on taking care and help those who are injured and if possible put them back into the wild. Those who cant go back into the wild become ambassadors. They let us stay an hour although I think about 45 minutes would be...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Staff intense on saving eagles and owls. Good explanation of mission. Nice live, outdoor displays of Eagles and Owls.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an engaging, hands-on, unusual experience. You can get close up to all kinds of birds of prey, learn about their anatomy, hear how veterinarians and volunteers rehabilitate sick and/or injured birds, etc. The admission price was more than I expected, but understandable when...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really interesting and informative visit. They rescue injured birds and you get close introductions to a mix of owls and eagles. Some you can stroke!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Sitka on a cruise and wanted to see the raptor center and bear rescue. Note that transportation and entrance fees were offered at a reasonable price through a local vendor. As others have noted, we had a guided tour through one section...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The raptor center provides a great service to eagles and other birds that have been injured in some fashion. It gives birds the medical care and a safe place to recover before they can be released back into the wild.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a non-profit organization rescuing an rehabilitating (if possible) raptors and corvids. The best we found was the variety of owls on site. Worth the $13.00 admission.

Thank HinColo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent education, knowledge and display of beautiful Bald Eagles, Owls and Falcons! Handicapped accessible and very friendly. A must see!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Opportunity to view Bald eagles and owls and other birds up close and personal. A brief video about the center and its work before visiting the flight center and some outdoor bird "sanctuaries".. This facility is walking distance from town though about a mile and...More

Thank WillieMacfan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to find time to make the trip I do know a lot about birds. I don't think you can see this anywhere else in the world

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Jesse R
24 June 2017|
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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
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papatomf
21 August 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
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CSO67
17 May 2015|
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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
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