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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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1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835-9302
+1 800-643-9425
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an enjoyable time. All of the guides there were very informative and Aaron gave a great overview of the center and the birds. He even added a little comedy in there. What a great mission they have with the ultimate goal of getting these...More

Thank Scrappy511
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I stopped as part of the "Historic Sitka" excursion when we cruised on the Carnival Miracle. It was our last stop of the day and what a finale to a great day in Sitka. Able to get a close up look at...More

1  Thank STM0041
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful eagles in various stages of rehabilitation. From a photography point of view, lots to shoot. A little expensive at $13 each.

Thank HollyFortMyers
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to like this. Clearly the organization is doing good work for injured birds. However, the center itself is really small. Only a few birds to see. There is an outdoor hike, which was nice, but had nothing to do with raptors. I know...More

Thank Natasha P
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

I'm sorry you did not feel you enjoyed your time at the Center. Most guests spend between 45 minutes to 1 hour to see, the eagles rehabilitating in our Flight Training Center, our 20 Raptors-in-Residence outside, and our 1/4 of a mile nature walk that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You can tell that the handlers respect these raptors and have great knowledge of them. Very happy to hear they rehabilitate most but provide care for all. Go and see the facility! It's even an easy hike from the totem pole exhibit.

Thank Travels-From-SF
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly amazing place! It is not just there to show off bald eagles, they are there to rehabilitate them and other birds of prey so they can be ultimately released back into the wild. They led us to a room with one...More

Thank Oldlucky602
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so many eagles and then the owls and the peregrine falcon and the bird they had painting by feeding worms in the paint and then over the canvas. very enthusiastic guides. very picturesque

Thank Marcy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing this majestic creature up close was really cool. Many are in recovery, but it doesn't matter. Great small hiking trail through a rain forest as well with beautiful scenery. Favorite moment, a non-resident eagle sitting in a tree right over one of the exhibits,...More

Thank PHG2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy walk from downtown. Children and adults alike will enjoy this. Good use of resources with a dedicated staff

Thank Hammytoss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it! I'm not even an animal lover and I found this place to be so cool. What they are doing to help these animals is so amazing. All of the staff was so knowledgeable and helpful and I really felt like I learned a...More

Thank rar62686
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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