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Carolina Raptor Center

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Amazing birds and volunteers! Highly recommend! The volunteers were extremely knowledge and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
madisonaustin313
Fun and informative! Great way to spend a day. :)

What an amazing place! Hubby and I did the Eagle Encounter. It cost a little more but it was worth... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2018
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Talk a Walk on the Wild Side at Carolina Raptor Center What will you find on your walk around the 3/4 mile Raptor Trail? Over 30 species of raptors and other birds of prey are featured on this walk on the wild side. Owls and Vultures. Hawks and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078-8491
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+1 704-875-6521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing birds and volunteers! Highly recommend! The volunteers were extremely knowledge and the entrance fee was reasonable and goes toward a great cause.

Date of experience: December 2018
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind review. I hope you are able to visit again soon!

Reviewed 15 December 2018

What an amazing place! Hubby and I did the Eagle Encounter. It cost a little more but it was worth every penny. The Bald and Golden eagles are just breathtaking. I doubt we'll ever get that close to an eagle again! Kristin and Matt are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this great review. Our staff and volunteers (and birds for that matter) love the attention and all of the questions. Glad you were able to spend some real time with us. Cheers!

Reviewed 14 October 2018

After visiting some llamas in North Carolina, we wanted to hang with some raptors to finish off the weekend. We bought tickets for the eagle exhibit and boy did it not disappoint. There were about five of us in our private tour with two tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you were able to experience the eagle encounter. It is certainly one of our fan favorites. Hope to see you back soon on the Raptor Trail -- perhaps this summer for a Bird Show.

Reviewed 13 October 2018

I took a Sunday walk with Joe Amodeo (the Raptor centers onsite professional photographer). The walk was calming, soothing, ang mesmerizing. He took in excess of 60 professional shots, I got zero. But the tips and teachings took me to a lever that I am...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are lucky to have Joe on our team. Thanks for hanging out with him and his camera.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and I loved this place! The pathway made it easy to explore the various raptors. The signage gave us a little history on each animal. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is an entrance fee, but you are donating to a great...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Monica F
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks Monica for your kind words. We are glad that you liked our facility and our mission.

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great place, very peaceful. Lots of birds to see and learn about, especially the eagles. Great for kids and adults

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This place is very cool. I make sure all of my nature loving friends and family visit this place at least once. They have Bald Eagles!!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Excellent place to learn about birds. Its run by people who have very interesting information about birds.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank N D
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter and grandchildren ages 7-14 and we all loved it and learned so much about birds of prey, the staff is very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions, it's not expensive and you can donate money if you want to, the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Completed the self-guided walking tour through the sanctuary. Learned a lot about the birds and some of the unfortunate experiences that caused them to be there. Grateful for the chance to see so many birds I had not seen before and that so many of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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lagrange79
10 April 2018|
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Response from CarolinaRaptorCenter | Property representative |
Hello! No, owls don’t like to be petted. We have encounters where you can get nose to beak with some of our birds, but petting isn’t part of the program.
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7245raptor
29 March 2018|
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Response from CarolinaRaptorCenter | Property representative |
Sorry that I am just seeing this. PhotoWILD was sold out by mid-March. We limit each day to 30 participants so that we can ensure a great experience for each photographer. Fall dates are October 13-14.
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YH112
12 July 2017|
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Response from wiseguys4jc | Reviewed this property |
No more than 2 hours. Depending on how fast you do the center you can finish in 1.5 .If you have kids they will want t play more so then you will be closer to 2. :0)
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