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Carolina Raptor Center

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A Must See

After visiting some llamas in North Carolina, we wanted to hang with some raptors to finish off the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aimee N
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Orlando, Florida
Excersize and professionalism

I took a Sunday walk with Joe Amodeo (the Raptor centers onsite professional photographer). The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EliP2
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Average7%
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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...more
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6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078-8491
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+1 704-875-6521
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting some llamas in North Carolina, we wanted to hang with some raptors to finish off the weekend. We bought tickets for the eagle exhibit and boy did it not disappoint. There were about five of us in our private tour with two tour...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a Sunday walk with Joe Amodeo (the Raptor centers onsite professional photographer). The walk was calming, soothing, ang mesmerizing. He took in excess of 60 professional shots, I got zero. But the tips and teachings took me to a lever that I am...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and I loved this place! The pathway made it easy to explore the various raptors. The signage gave us a little history on each animal. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is an entrance fee, but you are donating to a great...More

Thank Monica F
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks Monica for your kind words. We are glad that you liked our facility and our mission.

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great place, very peaceful. Lots of birds to see and learn about, especially the eagles. Great for kids and adults

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Excellent place to learn about birds. Its run by people who have very interesting information about birds.

Thank N D
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter and grandchildren ages 7-14 and we all loved it and learned so much about birds of prey, the staff is very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions, it's not expensive and you can donate money if you want to, the...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Completed the self-guided walking tour through the sanctuary. Learned a lot about the birds and some of the unfortunate experiences that caused them to be there. Grateful for the chance to see so many birds I had not seen before and that so many of...More

Thank 364anon2015
Reviewed 20 July 2018 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
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for letting us know that you give a hoot! We hope to see you soon, back on the Raptor Trail!

Reviewed 18 July 2018 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

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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks Witmer family for your visit to CRC. Glad we lived up to your expectations. See you back on your next trip to sunny North Carolina.

Reviewed 16 July 2018 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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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for your membership support! What a great way to show your raptor love!

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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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