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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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“raptor center” (202 reviews)
“flight training” (24 reviews)
1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835-9302
+1 800-643-9425
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Liana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank pmeskell2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Quincy31
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank PLS27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see, beautiful birds up close, great program. The work being done here is fantastic, I would go back again when and if we visit Sitka.

Thank charlie2700
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much like Fortress of the Bear, the Raptor Center is a non-profit that rescues/rehabs injured raptors (owls, eagles, hawks). There is a large, free flight eagle training area behind the main demonstration theater. Unfortunately, the "show" I saw was a bird perched on a trainer's...More

Thank Munseyflora
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked from town through Totem Park to get here, it was an easy stroll. We arrived fairly late so ended up getting a tour by ourselves, the guide was very knowledgeable and excited about his work, we spent about thirty minutes with the guide and...More

Thank Jared-Kiwi
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Jesse R
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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

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