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Cascades Raptor Center

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Address: 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
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+1 541-485-1320
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nestled on a wooded hillside in south Eugene, this nature center and...

Nestled on a wooded hillside in south Eugene, this nature center and wildlife hospital specializes in birds of prey. Some 50 resident birds of 30 native species are on display, including owls, falcons, hawks, to bald and golden eagles. Open Tues-Sun and some major Mon holidays.

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Awesome Day

This was an all around awesome experience with a great atmosphere and beautiful scenery. While we were there a hawk was circling over the center and all of the birds were calling... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an all around awesome experience with a great atmosphere and beautiful scenery. While we were there a hawk was circling over the center and all of the birds were calling out to him making for a beautiful assortment of calls.

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Thank Matthew B
Eugene, OR
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special and beautiful site for learning more about raptors. Birds are well maintained and healthy. Cages are spacious. The natural setting is lovely.

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Thank jrumsey7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited the Raptor museum several times and sadly will not go again. The cost has always been an issue, $9.00- $12.00 for an adult, $6.00 for children, that's expensive for hiking around a few cages of wonderful raptors, those prices are for something else. Maybe instead a donation box, that would attract more people. Also, one of the volunteers... More 

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LAShimmel, General Manager at Cascades Raptor Center, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you had a bad experience. This is molting season, alas, and our 45 birds are molting, putting temptation in the way of any curious child! We do try to train our volunteers about the laws, of course, but apparently need to do more on how to communicate them well. Usually we ask them to encourage... More 

Springfield, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am extremely fond of this place! They have several birds that they take in and help them out! It's big enough to see different birds, but not so big that you feel overwhelmed. It is wonderful for younger children. Some of the walking can be kind of steep , so if you have anybody with a disability it might... More 

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Thank Kristin97477
Eugene, Oregon
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took grandsons, 8 and 9 yrs, to visit the raptor center. They were intrigued and enjoyed seeing some of the most impressive birds up close. I was in awe and could have spent much longer just looking at these magnificent animals. To see the details of feathers; color and texture; to look them in the eye - amazing! Even... More 

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Thank OutdoorFan_99
LAShimmel, General Manager at Cascades Raptor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for that great review - and for putting in a good word for the vultures! More 

oregon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Raptor Center is run by a professional staff and dedicated volunteers. The love shows in every way! Experience many different kinds of raptors in their enclosures and learn how they were saved and live contentedly to educate the public. The owl Dmitri is magnificent and came out to fly for us when we were there! I had never seen... More 

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Thank ruthrabbit3
Prineville, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beyond the great views of the birds, there are hourly educational programs. All the cages are out of doors, requiring some walking and hill climbing on gravel paths. I was able to great some GREAT raptor shots using my cellphone camera, by placing the tiny lens between the wire mesh of the cages.

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Thank Desert_Searcher
Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who admire birds of prey, this is a great stop. It is larger than we expected and the raptors were lovely. As a teacher, I would love to have this center's outreach team come for a school visit. The birds are great ambassadors.

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Thank jaforr
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We took friends to see the raptor center down on Fox Hollow road. We had a delightful time and enjoyed seeing the birds in their natural habitats as well as having the opportunity to experience them at close range. The owls were a favorite. Plentiful information and signage made the trip easy and the size of the center was perfect... More 

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Thank Lucie S
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This has been on my radar for quite a while and finally visited. It was a lot of fun for everyone. Seeing the birds up close and watching them work with staff was delightful.

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