Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville

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The most recent addition to the Raptor Trail, the Owl Forest is fashioned after a nature notebook -- featuring areas for art exploration and nature observation as well as seven species of owl.
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  • Wonderful habitat for all types of birds. Beautiful grounds and great education center. Lots of interesting exhibits for learning about birds in our area, how to watch and identify them, with great do...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit here, and supporting the great work they do here. I would encourage anyone to visit here, especially bird lovers..  more »
  • A wonderful place! Many gorgeous birds with very good information, including how we individually can help. Great areas for children to play and learn. Improvements - It isn't clear to a new visitor th...  more »
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  • The Raptor Center is a wonderful place to visit! Well worth the money. The workers are amazingingly helpful and the birds are so very interesting, they each have a story. Great learning experience for kids and adults!! Go check it out!
  • What a cool place. My wife is a huge fan of raptors, so this was a natural stop. The sights mostly consist of a nature trail that winds through the forest, with raptor mews spread throughout. They have many species from all over the world, many of which we had never seen before. The information at each bird is also well done, with standard species data, as well as quizzes and "did you know" type lift boards. Near the main building is also a kids play area where they can pretend to be like a raptor in various ways.
  • Excellent visit for any animal lover. Really enjoyed walking and visiting on a cool fall morning. Lots of interesting birds and friendly staff.
  • I work at an emergency vet and someone brought in an injured screech owl. I called Carolina Raptor Center and they had a volunteer at our business within a couple of hours to transport it to them. I wish I could remember the name of the very nice woman I spoke to there. She was even able to give instructions regarding treatment we could do on the owl until someone got here. I was very impressed. Highly recommend this facility for birds of prey. You could tell they really cared.
  • Took the photography tour. Excellent. Staff was super knowledgeable!

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