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National Eagle Center

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Address: 50 Pembroke Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981
Phone Number: 651-565-4989
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Bungee jumping
Description: The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center on the banks...
The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. We are home to five rescued eagles. Learn about the biology, ecology and natural history of bald and golden eagles through interactive exhibits, cultural displays and daily live egale programs.
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Glad we stopped

Wife and I hadn't been to the center for about ten years when it was in a tiny building downtown. The center is beatiful. You must go to one of the presentations, times online... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Joebob747
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wife and I hadn't been to the center for about ten years when it was in a tiny building downtown. The center is beatiful. You must go to one of the presentations, times online, to really make the visit worthwhile. Glad we went back.

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So much for the whole family. Kids will love many activities. The whole family will like the eagle programs that are put on several times during the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to go especially in the winter. When the Mississippi River is frozen, the eagles like to come to the area by the National Eagle Center where there is running water. The Center has 4 bald eagles and a golden eagle who are generally right there and participate in presentations and pose for pictures.... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went here with our three children and had a great time. The presenter in the classroom was knowledgable and friendly. (As well as all the staff we encountered) It was interesting and informative. We saw an eagle close up eating his lunch. After the presentation you can go into another room to see four additional eagles close up. Our... More 

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Glensted Mo
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128 reviews 128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The visit to the National Eagle Center was a lot more than we expected. There is a 45 minute presentation, with a live Bald Eagle, 4 times daily. The presenter is awesome, knowledgeable, answers questions and very friendly with children. You can also go into the room with a all 5 of the live eagles, they are tethered so you... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The National Eagle Center is a not-for-profit organization that has the goal of educating people about eagles. They have four bald eagles and one golden eagle named Donald. You can observe the eagles up close, there are people there to answer your questions, they have a very good education center, and the one hour long demonstration with an eagle is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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201 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Eagle Center. It was very neat to see 5 - 6 eagles up close. Their handler spent about 15 meetings chatting with us and telling us all about the eagles and how they came to be housed at the center. There were also many exhibits that explained other birds in the area and more... More 

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A trip to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN is guaranteed to be and enjoyable learning experience. Seeing these maganicant birds up close is thrilling. You should not be concerned for the birds freedom however; all were rescued after injuries and can no longer exist in the wild. Their role is now to help you, with the aid of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stop whenever we're done that way and always learn something from the excellent staff. This time we joined as members, so I'm sure we'll be back again. It's great to visit even in the winter because a lot of eagle winter over in that part of the river because it stays open.

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Appleton, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Clean welcoming environment. You can walk in a room with 5 live eagles there. Lots of informative static displays and things to look at. Their live program is a hit with a good description of how the eagles live and includes many hands on displays that are handed out to look at and touch with... More 

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