Carolina Raptor Center
We visited the centre in Sept 2017. There is a wide variety of raptors in a pleasant woodland setting. Unfortunately we were on he wrong day to observe flying displays but will return at a later date. The collection is large and one could easily spend the best part of a day learning more about these marvellous creatures.
The Raptor Center is a wonderful place to visit! Well worth the money. The workers are amazingingly helpful and the birds are so very interesting, they each have a story. Great learning experience for kids and adults!! Go check it out!
Plan on going here when it isn't too warm outside. The birds are fairly difficult to observe due to the heavily forested area where the enclosures are kept, but the touring area is nice and they have *many* different species being cared for.
What a cool place. My wife is a huge fan of raptors, so this was a natural stop. The sights mostly consist of a nature trail that winds through the forest, with raptor mews spread throughout. They have many species from all over the world, many of which we had never seen before. The information at each bird is also well done, with standard species data, as well as quizzes and "did you know" type lift boards. Near the main building is also a kids play area where they can pretend to be like a raptor in various ways.
Excellent visit for any animal lover. Really enjoyed walking and visiting on a cool fall morning. Lots of interesting birds and friendly staff.