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Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska Sights

Alaska Raptor Center

  • 1000 Raptor Way Map It
  • Sitka
  • 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.

Sight Information


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

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907-747–8662; 800-643–9425

Sight Details:

  • $12
  • Mid-May–Sept., daily 8–4

Updated 08/19/2014


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