North Charlotte offers a wide variety of unique attractions and experiences for families to enjoy. One of these fun and exciting places to explore is the Carolina Raptor Center. This beautiful park features over 30 species of birds of prey and assists in the preservation and rehabilitation of these incredible creatures. Take a walk through along the beautiful wooded trail to get up close and personal with hawks, owls, and even Bald Eagles.
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What You Need to Know About the Carolina Raptor Center
Why Should I Visit?
The Carolina Raptor Center focuses on conservation through education rehabilitation, and research. This attraction in Huntersville, North Carolina, features a 57-acre living museum with a trail that weaves through exhibits featuring eagles, falcons, owls, hawks, and vultures in addition to an array of exotic and native species. The Carolina Raptor Center is one of the only places in the Southeast that rehabilitates and exhibits the American Bald Eagle. Their onsite hospital sees as many as 1,000 birds per year, releasing them back into the wild after treatment and care.
What Can I Do?
The Carolina Raptor Center offers a collection of programs to teach visitors about the birds of prey they passionately take care of on a day-to-day basis. Each weekend you will find raptor meet and greets and information stations with their knowledgeable volunteers. Other special programs throughout the year include the Flights of the Forest Show and Raptor Encounters where you can get up close and personal with vultures and eagles.
On Saturdays at guests can watch a fascinating vulture feeding. This intelligent species will play with its food before eating, making for an entertaining show for everyone. On Saturdays at and Sundays, you can also meet your favorite raptors. Docent volunteers wearing gloves present two or three species while telling visitors about their natural history.
Where Is It and When Is It Open?
The Carolina Raptor Center sits in the North Charlotte suburb of Huntersville. It’s about a 25-minute drive from our Inn. Hours of operation change depending on the season. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during March through October. The Center is closed Mondays and Tuesdays from November through February. Admission fees are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, teachers, and military adults, and $8.00 for students (kids under three receive free admission).
You can create the perfect getaway with your special someone or your family at the Davidson Village Inn. Our charming European-style bed and breakfast offers a selection of well-appointed guest rooms in the heart of Davidson. It may be a small town, but that doesn’t mean it lacks things to do and places to see! Take a walking tour around beautiful Davidson College campus across the street, walk to award-winning restaurants down the road, and take a quick car ride over to the shores of Lake Norman, where you can rent a boat, take a dip in the water, or go biking in Lake Norman State Park. The possibilities are endless!
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