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Alaska Raptor Center

  • 1000 Raptor Way Map It
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 08/19/2014

Fodor's Review

Above Indian Creek a 20-minute walk from downtown, Alaska's only full-service avian hospital rehabilitates from 100 to 200 birds each year. Well-versed guides provide an introduction to the center (there's also a short video), and guests can visit with one of these majestic birds. The primary attraction is an enclosed 20,000-square-foot flight-training center, built to replicate the rain forest, where injured eagles relearn survival skills, including flying and catching

salmon. Visitors watch through one-way glass windows. A large deck out back faces an open-air enclosure for eagles and other raptors whose injuries prevent them from returning to the wild. Additional mews with hawks, owls, and other birds lie along a rain-forest path. The gift shop sells all sorts of eagle paraphernalia, the proceeds from which fund the center's programs.

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Sight Information

Address:

1000 Raptor Way, off Sawmill Creek Rd., Sitka, Alaska, 99835, United States

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Phone:

907-747–8662; 800-643–9425

Sight Details:

  • $12
  • Mid-May–Sept., daily 8–4

Updated 08/19/2014

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