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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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"injured birds"
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"raptor center"
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"flight training"
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"bald eagles"
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"magnificent birds"
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"permanent residents"
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"various stages"
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"excellent facility"
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"gift shop"
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"great place to see"
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"dedicated staff"
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"non profit"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour starts with a lecture/ photo presentation by an expert, covering the life of the raptors common to the region. After a question and answer period, take a tour of both indoor and outdoor settings and observe the live birds.

Thank kckelley31
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is extraordinary and to be able to be so close to the birds and watch how they care for the birds is wonderful. When you see these amazing birds you instantly know why eagles are called regal.

Thank chocchip4
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was enthralled. Raptors are rehabilitated by a talented staff of caring people. The work they are doing is inspiring and the tour brings you up close with these amazing birds. If in Sitka, I would consider this a must see venue.

Thank alseitel
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The Alaska Raptor Center is a great stop for the animal lover to see some fantastic and rare birds as they recover for release! Your visit supports a great cause!

Thank Lyndsay G
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Seeing the birds in a natural setting along the Indian River is wonderful. The bird handlers do a top-notch job of showing these beautiful predators. Be sure to see the inside flight run, and say "hi" to the tiny owls.

Thank CaptBlain
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

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

1  Thank DannyWasserman
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 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.

1  Thank boscobear1950
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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
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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
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Reviewed 15 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
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Jesse R
23 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
20 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
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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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