Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville

Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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  • Large array of raptors to see. They have limited hours and spacing requirements with reservations required. Difficult to take pictures because of the netting used to keep the birds in their...  more »
  • Would give 5 stars, but not 100% of the center is operational, due to COVID-19 (animal educational shows, for example). Wonderful place; very educational. Wish we could have visited the raptor...  more »
  • In no way should you give this company any of your money or business! I am absolutely appalled with the treatment birds recieve from this "non profit" turned in a hawk 2 days ago and the killed it...  more »
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  • Getting a chance to see raptors up close is special. The people at the Carolina Raptor Center spend time rescuing and rehabilitating injured raptors. You can see various species of birds of prey. I have volunteered there multiple times and it is always a rewarding experience. Take the family and walk the trails. We had a wonderful time walking around here and seeing and learning about the various birds. It is quite a large place with many raptors in residence. The displays were well done and very informative.
  • A wonderful place to visit with the family. What's cool is I seen many of these factors in my neighborhood and I was able to get a closer look and learn about them. You're out in nature with these birds of prey getting up close. The work that is being done with the birds is amazing.
  • LOVE the raptor center and everything they do. As for the trails, they're well kept and gorgeous, keeping it mostly natural with well-worn dirt paths. The animals are happy, the people are happy, it's a nice place to spend an afternoon (if it's not sweltering hot outside).
  • Really had a great time looking at all the different birds. We loved the owls. Volunteers and employees were great. It was vulture awareness day with some fun activities planned.
  • The path through the woods is winding and interesting. You get a map that helps you make sure you see all the birds. They are stunning. A few times we sat and it seemed the birds performed, stretching their wings and posing. Definitely go!

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