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Alaska Raptor Center

#1 of 47 things to do in Sitka Features Animals
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 yesterday

Interesting...about sums up what I can say more about the Alaska Raptor Center. I love the ability to watch the bald eagle, but they didn't move from their perches. I think rehab injured birds back to the wild is a great things, however the price...More

Thank Crockpot96
Reviewed yesterday

This was a great place sooo many Eagles you can touch some of them. They do great work here to get the eagle back in shape and on the road to recovery. Grat place for the family to go.

Thank shawnpetrie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit in Sitka. This non profit works hard to rehabilitate injured birds. With a great deal of success I would say. Some of the raptors are not able to be released so they stay there or go to other like minded...More

Thank WanderingTaxman
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an easy tour to combine with the fortress of the bears - the same shuttle goes to both. Self-directed tour through the facilities and paths down to the river. Make sure to view the areas below the decks in the back as well...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a good spot and informative - looking after injured birds and getting them well enough to release again - so good and such caring staff - the whole center was so good the staff amazing and the rainforest so nice and the creek full...More

Thank gilljm
Reviewed 4 days ago

interesting experience to see variety of raptors and meet an interesting staff knowledgeable of raptors.

Thank James T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This centre is located about 1-1.5 kilometers from Sitka town. There's a lovely direct walkway you can use through the forest. Easy to find. Or you can take the bus for $2 per person each way. Well thought out and well maintained centre. The birds...More

Thank Colourqueen
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone has to do something, these folks save in Raptors and return them to the wilderness. Large enclosures, in beautiful habitats make this an excellent place to visit.

Thank ArrowVoyager
Reviewed 5 days ago

Part of a tour we took this month (Aug. 2017) and a real highlight. Well set up and managed - this center cares for and attempts to release injured or sick raptors. Those who are unable to be released into the wild are housed in...More

Thank LS M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Educational, entertaining and so glad that their rescue and rehab efforts are going strong. Birds are well taken care of and being fed their normal diet of rats (ugh) and other goodies. Kylie was up close and personal which was thrilling.

Thank Barbara D
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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
18 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