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World Center For Birds of Prey

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Address: 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise, ID 83709-7289
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+1 208-362-8687
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries...

We are open!

Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. Live bird demonstrations and falconry heritage tours complement hands-on exhibits for all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of the Treasure Valley from the interpretive trail and gazebo, or browse the gift shop. Admissions and purchases support conservation programs worldwide.

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This place is small and packed with information. We spent over two hours there. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend the guided tours!! Well worth the time... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cassie M
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South Portland, Maine, United States
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South Portland, Maine, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is small and packed with information. We spent over two hours there. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend the guided tours!! Well worth the time. The views are spectacular as well. Go early they open at 10am!

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Bewestern, Manager at World Center For Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for visiting us. It truly is a beautiful view of the Treasure Valley. Hope to see you again! Becky More 

California
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a great time here. It's not too big, but for its size, it has many different birds to see. We saw a kestrel during the live presentation, then also had a tour of the falconry exhibit building, which included artwork from all over the world, as well as a cool Middle Eastern section on falconry... More 

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Bewestern, Manager at World Center For Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us! We believe the Archives of Falconry is an Idaho Treasure! Hope to see you agin! Becky More 

Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Birds of Prey is just of South Cole Road and is easy to find. It has excellent parking aned a good gift shop. Walk through the outside area and take a good look at the California condors. They are really impressive and so is the view across the Boise valley. If you have time stay for one of the... More 

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Bewestern, Manager at World Center For Birds of Prey, responded to this review

I love the title of your review! :) Thank you for visiting and learning about critically endangered California Condors. To date we have 10 chicks and a few more precious eggs waiting to hatch. In the springtime, our entire staff acts like expectant parents! Hope to see you again! Becky More 

Pleasanton, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful facility on top of a hill overlooking Boise. They repopulate endangered species and release.When we were there they had condor babies. You could only see them be video camera but there were adult condors in the exhibit. Beautiful birds, they are not rescues "ambassador" birds for educational purposes. We went to the peregrine falcon talk and... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best aspects of a visit is the fantastic view of the valley below. There are nearby hiking trails and picnic tables. At the Center, the guides we encountered were both knowledgeable and friendly. There are both indoor and outdoor cages displaying several species. The condor has a 9 1/2 foot wingspan. The Visitor's Center contains numerous exhibits.

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Thank David T
Fallbrook, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located way out in the middle of hills, this center is a tucked away gem. Helpful volunteers (such as Pennie) are able to explain facts about the different birds, and occasionally a bird will be brought out by a trainer to be seen up close. Prices were okay. Sure, it's small, but really neat too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Idaho has proved the perfect place to restore endangered raptors. Research, restorative procedures and education all take place at The Birds of Prey. If you love birds, this is the stop in United States that you must make.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the drive out is lovely. Best to go in the morning or evening for the best photos and the best chance to see the birds and their prey. The overlook is wonderful. Plan to spend some time watching for prairie falcons there. Then, stop at the second lookout to see the powerhouse from above before you drive... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for kids or adults. Lots of birds to look at, hands on demonstrations, and a fascinating collection of falconry information. Bring a jacket, it can be windy up there but the view is beautiful.

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Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is incredible. The history is amazing. The new condor exhibit will blow you away. Very educational. Make sure you make an appointment to tour the archives building as well.

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