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National Eagle Center

50 Pembroke Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981
651-565-4989
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Wabasha
Activities: Birdwatching, Bungee jumping
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Because the eagles here are permanently injured, they will not survive in the wild. Plan ahead and be sure to allow time to attend a presentation--up close and personal in a room with an eagle and trainer. We learned a lot from the presentation.

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La Vergne, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a great place to learn about eagles and to see some up close. The views of the river and the eagles on the river are fantastic. The staff are all friendly and happy to answer your questions. Not just for kids, this is great for people of all ages. If possible plan your trip during SOAR weekends around... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The National Eagle centre is a great indoor attraction, come rain or shine. The staff are very enthusiastic and there are numerous educational exhibits however the star attractions are the four bald eagles and the one golden eagle which the public can get up close to. There is a live talk at set times where one of the resident eagles... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It was awesome! All the staff are very smart and love what they do. It is an indoor exhibit so you don't have to worry about the weather. It was fun watching Harriet the Eagle eat a piece of chicken while asking her handler a bunch of questions. This place is a must if your an animal lover.

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WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very educational and an excellent facility. Easily worth the price of admission. Bring the kids, they'll love it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We returned to the center two years after our first visit. We were surprised that many new and informative visits were added. And the class/show of an hour was excellent. We learned a lot more about this amazing bird. The center has a contemporary architecture and sits on the Mississippi River. It's located here because a confluence of bodies of... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The injured resident birds, three bald eagles and a golden eagle, are magnificent and in a setting where a close view is possible. There was excellent individual interpretation by a staff member answering a wide range of questions from a small group of visitors. The location by the Mississippi in a rather nice small town with a little character also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The National Eagle Center is a wonderful place. They are doing important work educating the public about eagles and caring for their rescued eagles. Our presenter was very knowledgeable and it was fun to watch Angel rip into a Northern Pike for her lunch. This is a great place to visit for all ages.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The summer day was beautiful along the Mississippi River. Two friends and I had a leasurly drive to Wabahsa with a stop for breakfast in Redwing. We thoroughly enjoyed the class at the Eagle Center. We learned a lot about the eagles they take care of in the center. The volunteer woman was very well informed and friendly. It would... More

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Tavares, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Absolutely a must if you are anywhere near Wabasha near the upper Mississippi River. Several live eagles that have been wounded and are cared for at the center. Watch a demonstration of feeding an eagle and then have the opportunity to stand next to one and have your picture taken by a member of your group. Nice selection of eagle... More

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