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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  • 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 ha...  more »
  • It was great going there and seeing all the different animals and even had a small playground for my grandson.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Another wonderful place to take the kids and let them see just how amazing these animals are. I do suggest that you go in the summer when they have more live shows and interaction including flight exhibits by the birds, but anytime is great. There is also a rescue center and bird hospital on sight, so go and enjoy!!
  • Loved it! It's a great place that not only showcases raptors who cannot be re-released back into the wild, but also provides excellent care to each bird. Conservation efforts are so important, and it's wonderful that there is time and attention given to these beautiful creatures. The staff was friendly, informative, and inviting. Will be back again next time I'm in NC!
  • Great birds! Unfortunately the enclosures don't allow for photographing the birds without the chain linked fencing in the way. I'm hoping that the new QUEST Adventure Center will be designed better so that photographers can take pictures of the birds without fencing in the way.
  • I love this place! Being able to get so close to these amazing animals is really magical. Great place to spend a nice morning or afternoon walking the trail and visiting some beautiful birds of prey.
  • Came to Charlotte just to see this place without thinking we would have any issues but when we looked at the website closer we discovered it says NOT ADA accessible. My husband is in a wheelchair and although it says chairs with larger wheels would have an easier time, we got discouraged and decided we had better not chance it. I hope you will consider working more on the site so families like mine will not look elsewhere for fun, entertainment, and education.
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