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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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1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835-9302
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever get the chance to go to Alaska, please visit the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka !! They have a nice museum of bald eagles of white and brown colors. There are owls and lots of wildlife to see. You can get a...More

Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This center rescues raptors. They take all the care and time necessary to nurse them back to health.These beautiful birds have been injured by nature or man.One eagle has been there over thirty years. If they can’t fly they care for them till they can.

Thank boscobear1950
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't get much closer to these magnificent creatures, and it's really not at all a zoo. It's helping wounded animals with the goal of setting them free.

Thank hellindc
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This was a return visit after several years and many improvements can be seen. Good presentation with live eagle. The focus is on preserving the birds: ideal for kids and adults alike. An excellent gift shop that benefits the center.

Thank Tess S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This little gem of an "attraction" in Sitka is well-worth your time. You'll learn about raptors (Eagles, Hawks, Owls and more), get to visit with them up close and personal, see rehabilitated Bald Eagles retraining their wings in the Flight Rehab Building, visit with all...More

1  Thank Greg S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The center is doing important work rehabilitating these magnificent birds. You can see them doing flight training and feeding. Wonderful staff! We learned a lot!

1  Thank Liana C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The diversity and the scope of rehabilitation that the wonderful employees provide is amazing. Very informative and knowledgeable employees are readily available. The bald eagle "flight school" facility is great with about 15 bald eagles interned at our visit. Watching them fly and swoop around...More

2  Thank pmeskell2017
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Raptor Center. This location takes injured raptors, heals them and returns those they can back into the wild. They have numerous birds in various stages of recovery that visitors can view. A short "show and tell" educational presentation is...More

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

In walking distance from Sitka CBD. Quite professional rehab. centre for injured raptors with video presentations and guides.

1  Thank Quincy31
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited here with cruise group prior to start of cruise. Excellent presentation to group about raptors by very knowledgable presenter. We explored the indoor area of the center and also outdoor area. Worth the visit.

1  Thank PLS27
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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
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
17 May 2015|
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