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Carolina Raptor Center

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6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078-8491
+1 704-875-6521
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We take for granted some of wonderful things our state has to offer. What wonderful things they do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
vortatia
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LOVED THE RAPTORS!!!!

So glad we visited while on vacation! Enjoyed it so much. Loved seeing the raptors & walking the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cupcake871
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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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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 Eagles. Falcons, Corvids and other species that just don't fall into any of these categories. Have you seen a Bald Eagle up close? The Raptor Trail features a nesting pair of Bald Eagles who live out back in the Eagle Aviary. Our Spectacled Owl just can't wait to tell you what she thinks about living here at CRC, but you might have to listen carefully to what she has to say - she's a shy one. Did you know that Vultures and Corvids are some of the smartest birds around. No bird brains here! Lots of human mythology surrounds both of these families of avian brainiacs. Crows have been known to drop nuts into crosswalks so that cars can crack them and then wait for the light to change and retrieve the goodies! Behind the scenes at CRC is our Raptor Hospital, where we see approximately 900 raptor patients a year (please no songbirds or possums!). If you can't make our behind the scenes tour, don't worry, the exhibit "A Day in the Life of a Raptor Hospital" will show you what goes on there - day and night.
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“birds of prey” (30 reviews)
“raptor center” (83 reviews)
“bald eagles” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078-8491
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+1 704-875-6521
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We take for granted some of wonderful things our state has to offer. What wonderful things they do for our birds of prey. This was truly a great experience.

Thank vortatia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So glad we visited while on vacation! Enjoyed it so much. Loved seeing the raptors & walking the Raptor Trails. Very exciting! The staff were very friendly. Pricing was really decent. We spent a little more than an hour here. My almost 12 year old...More

Thank cupcake871
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Though I’ve visited before, it was about 10 years ago. My experience yesterday reinforced my great memories. Majestic birds is a lovely wooded environment, clearly loved and well cared for. I joined as a member so I can support their efforts and return often.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great educational place for both adults and children. Lots of rescued birds are there from near and far. Great educational programs. We go at least once a year- or more.

Thank Mari M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This center has the capacity to bring raptors into your heart & soul. An annual membership is a must do for anyone or any family. I strongly encourage bringing a camera, the birds are friendly well taken care of, and some have become permanent fixtures...More

Thank EliP2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time we've come with our son (now 10)..... it's great to walk around and "meet" the birds......make sure to wear comfy shoes.... lots of walking.

Thank Tiffanydawnw
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting to see the different birds in the enclosures. They were active and looked very healthy. It was cool to see that many were wounded at some point and brought in to be healed. It's great to see that these guys were...More

Thank jenguertin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The center has many different kinds of Raptors, that have been injured and not able to return to the wild. You can follow their past the various cages and read about the birds - crows, hawks, owls and eagles. The center is located in a...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Grand kids loved this place, loots to see Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful It can get hot, bring sun screen and water

Thank Ron H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for my niece who mentioned her interest to see it. I was surprised by the outcome. It was really nice to see the birds and the care being given to them and giving homes to birds that cannot be released back into...More

Thank Adam L
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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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