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“Have you have you ever seen an EAGLE...from inches away”

Alaska Raptor Center
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Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Sitka
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Owner description: 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.
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Have you have you ever seen an EAGLE...from inches away”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The RAPTOR CENTER, is a place like none-other... you will see animals close, you only see on TV,(IF THERE at ALL..) the folks that run the CENTER, and some of the most incredible caring people, you'll ever meet. Its the kind of place, that when you leave, you have a total feeling of AWE of Nature and her beauty...if you go..( AND IF YOUR THERE...you REALLY SHOULD...try to see one of the SHOWS they have daily, and see UPCLOSE...natures beauty... you'll have stories to tell, till the day you leave this earth..it is nothing short of breath taking to see the EAGLES, and other birds, that if your lucky enough, you'll get a chance to "touch", and or pet....a true life-long memory...GO, and take your time, and ENJOY..!!!!!

Visited July 2013
3 Thank Mike M
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Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Birds and Beautiful Spot”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Good presentation about the various birds that are taken care of at the center. We were able to be up close to several eagles, owls, hawks, etc. A very worthwhile stop in the Sitka area.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank JMBrown
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Raptor Rehab!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

This is a beautiful facility dedicated to the cause of rescuing and attempting to rehab and release eagles and other raptors. Many other owls and other large birds on the property. Guides are available to give you information on the background of the various birds in residence and their current prognosis. Some will be able to be released back into the wild, others will be permanent residents. Fascinating place! Highly recommend - and my children loved it.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank wish2trvl
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Adin, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“amazing to see”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We visited the Raptor Center in Sitka and saw how they rehabilitate raptors. The human interaction is minimized to try and release these great birds back into the wild. The ones who can never be released become teachers. Amazing place, great work. Thank you.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Diane D
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Close up of Sitka the Resident Eagle”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

The staff there are very passionate about the Raptors that they take in to rehabilitate. You will learn alot about these magnificent creatures. It is a very well run facility. There are several friendly guides on hand who graciously tell you stories about each bird and how they got there. Glad I decided to go.

1 Thank Leigh U
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