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“Great Program: Columbia ate Sunday Dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Eagle Center

National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981
651-565-4989
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Wabasha
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Bungee jumping
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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.
Oronoco, Minnesota
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185 reviews 185 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Program: Columbia ate Sunday Dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Attended the Sunday 1:00 PM program and got to watch Columbia eat a rat.

The information provided at the program was excellent and included photos that were passed around for a closer view. Kids were welcomed, included and heard. There was significant time for all to observe Columbia eat while the staff member answered questions about eagles & eagle behavior.

I like the architecture of the building, especially the dome.

The center is not too packed with exhibits and allows the visitor to take their time exploring.

The gift shop was good, too.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Good Place to Learn About Eagles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Although this is a small place, they have a great presentation on eagles and have some in captivity that you can get quite close to. They also have an observation deck that has a gorgeous view across the Mississippi River looking over to Wisconsin.

The staff are friendly.

Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis
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“Small, but worth the time and admission”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

They do pack enough into their building to make it worth visiting. With a family that sees more then our share of eagles every year, we still learned a lot, and they kept the teens interested. All told, just over an hour and a half (including the show, which is a must) should suffice. But take some time watching the ever present eagles as well.

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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“Wrong Place Name...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is actually the National Eagle Center. Read reviews in their own section and you will see what an awesome place it is to visit.
There is no place called the 'Eagle Watch Observatory' but the NEC does have observation decks and facilities.

Visited March 2014
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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“Close up with the Eagles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great place. Entertaining and educational. The surprise for me was the white board in the class room that showed Minnesota is second among states in number of active eagle nests. I live in Twin Cities suburbs and see bald eagles regularly, and did not realize that people in other states are not so lucky.

NOTE that they are closed on Tuesdays in the winter.

Visited March 2014
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