Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 6:00 pm
Atop Lookout Mountain

Rock City Raptors

Rock City & Wings to Soar Partnership

Rock City partners with Wings to Soar to offer informational and educational birds of prey shows on Raptors. In addition to the birds of prey shows, Rock City and Wings to Soar have partnered together for the Peregrine Falcon Release program in an effort to repopulate peregrine falcons in this area. For more information on these birds or our release program, please contact Wings to Soar. 

Rock City Raptors – Birds of Prey Shows

Come experience an amazing Birds of Prey Show in Rock City’s Critter Classroom, offered seasonally. Through our partnership with Wings to Soar, guests can enjoy this rare opportunity to witness these powerful and majestic birds up close. A unique experience high atop Lookout Mountain.

Shows offered during select Special Events at Rock City. Check event pages for details.

2020 Peregrine Falcon Release Information:

A pair of peregrine falcons were placed in the hackbox at Rock City on Thursday, June 4, 2020 with plans to release them into the wild in about 2 weeks.

Past releases of peregrine falcons from Rock City:

2006: Garnet and Frieda
2008: Rocky
2010: Ted and Zenith (brothers)
2011: Chatty and Lookout (brothers)
2012: Fourscore (synonym for 80, honoring Rock City’s 80th anniversary)
July 21, 2014: Orville and Wilbur (brothers)
June 13, 2016: Lewis and Clark (brothers)
June 12, 2017: Heckle and Jeckle (brothers)
June 3, 2019: Apollo and Artemis (brother-sister pair)
June 19, 2020: Gnomeo and Georgia (brother-sister pair)

*Fun Fact: almost all of the bird names have been chosen by Rock City’s social media followers.

2019 Peregrine Falcon Release Information:

Rock City released a brother-sister pair of falcons, Apollo and Artemis, into the wild.

The sibling pair of falcons arrived at Rock City on June 13 from a breeder in Minnesota, Andy Kramer. The brother and sister spent approximately three weeks in the hack box before they were released on Wednesday, July 3. Rock City had its social media followers help name these two birds and Apollo and Artemis were chosen. Peregrine means “to wander” we hope you’ll come wander Rock City’s Enchanted Trail.

Download the press release about the falcons of 2019:

RC peregrine falcon release 2019