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The Raptor Center

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1920 Fitch Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1057
+1 612-624-4745
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This is a regional hawk, eagle, falcon and owl rehab center. They do much needed and exceptional... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
SojournMN
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Wonderful and fascinating

The staff and center are really great. I could have stayed here all weekend. I can hardly wait to... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Kristal R
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Minnesota
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Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. In addition, The Raptor Center reaches more than 150,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events. Come visit the education raptors with a TRC interpretive tour guide. Tours are offered every thirty minutes, on the half hour and hour. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Tour Admissions Ages 3-17 $3.00 Ages 18-62 $5.00 Ages 62+ $3.00 U of M staff and students (with ID) are admitted free. Formal programs and other education options available.
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1920 Fitch Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1057
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a regional hawk, eagle, falcon and owl rehab center. They do much needed and exceptional work helping medically treat and releasing raptors back to nature. They offer educational tours to help fund their efforts including birds too injured to ever be released to...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The staff and center are really great. I could have stayed here all weekend. I can hardly wait to go back!

Thank Kristal R
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

A visit to the Raptor Center lets you view eagles, owls, and others up close. Short tour, worth a stop if you are out and about.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Raptor Center is a local treasure. I love seeing these majestic birds up close, and knowing that this facility is available to save them and educate others to do the same.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Learned so much about the different birds. We were able to get up close, ask questions and take our time. Granddaughter enjoyed the play area too

Thank Punky A
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TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you so much for letting us know that you and your family had a great visit. We love hearing about how families can connect here at TRC.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a good attraction for all bird lovers. I saw owls, kestrels, eagles, a turkey vulture, and a red tailed hawk. They each have names, like Omaha, Darmer, Lois, and Talon. I got the story behind how each one came to the raptor center....More

Thank birdlady07
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TheRaptorCenter, Program Associate at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

What a wonderful review, and thank you for taking the time to write this. We are glad you enjoyed it. Please come out again and bring family and friends to share your experience.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Our niece really likes birds so we brought her up to the cities to see some first hand at the Raptor Center. We sat in for the presentation and then went on a tour of the center. The presentation was informative and the tour was...More

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TheRaptorCenter, Public Relations Manager at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know what you enjoyed. We are so glad you came to visit with family and friends, and hope you come out to see us again soon.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

While visits family in St Paul, we visited this local attraction. Great place to visit in a cloudy cold day. Great for adults and children as well. Our tour was very informative and educational. Amazing that this incredible world renowned facility is operated on "contributions"....More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went here after helping my friends rescue an injured eagle. Staff was very nice and helpful. They have tours that last less than an hour.

Thank Aaron S
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TheRaptorCenter, Prog Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to help an injured raptor. We hope you know how much of a difference you made. Thank you also for staying for a tour to learn more about The Raptor Center.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Our group consisted of a 3+Boy, 8, 10 year old girls, aunt and Grammie, we all found amazing facts and saw beautiful birds. The Raptor Center had educational birds and many we did not see that were in their professional care. Omaha, the turkey vulture...More

Thank CST T
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TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for visiting, and bringing your family. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and that you got to "meet" several of our winged ambassadors. Please come to see us again.

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cathy s
20 June 2015|
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Response from TheRaptorCenter | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your question! We assume you are asking about the weekend public program? It is $5.50 for students and seniors, and $8.00 for adults.
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