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American Bald Eagle Foundation

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Eagle Festival A Once in a Lifetime Experience!

We travelled to Haines specifically for the Eagle festival. It is a personal bucket list thing for... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
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Eagles...sign of FREEDOM

This place has more to offer than just eagles, but I would have gone just for the eagles. They... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
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The American Bald Eagle Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Haines, Alaska. Since opening in 1994, our aim is to educate and inspire guests from around the world about the American bald eagle and interconnected species...more
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113 Haines Highway, Haines, AK 99827
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

We travelled to Haines specifically for the Eagle festival. It is a personal bucket list thing for me. The resident Balk Eagle population triples during the Salmon run. They are everywhere! The folks at the foundation are friendly and very knowledgeable about the Bald Eagle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pattym51
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This place has more to offer than just eagles, but I would have gone just for the eagles. They have wonderful life size taxidermy animals. Really puts them in prospective. Park Rangers offered a talk and we saw an eagle presentation with the two female...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 706bonnier
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This place is full of information about eagles and their habitat. Even us locals go there often as there is always something new to see. You will enjoy this place.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bobdydoright
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

A pleasant few hours were spent here. The keepers are very knowledgeable about the eagles and other predatory birds. They demonstrated with an eagle owl in the yard, and gave a talk about the bald eagles. The display inside was excellent. A worthwhile visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lucy M
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This is a refuge/rehab shelter of sorts for birds of prey, including eagles and owls, and hawks. Before viewing the birds, you hear a staff member talk about the foundation and the work they do. This takes place in a room where there are many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank drmommca
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This foundation is part of the three ticket package which includes the Sheldon Museum and the Hammer Museum. The free shuttle from town takes you right there and you get to view the eagles they are rehabilitating. There is a very nice presentation by the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jer b
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Buy the 3 Pass (Eagle Foundation Hammer and Sheldon Museum. Will save you some money and We enjoyed all 3. Thankfully a place for the injured Eagles

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dee Z
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at Haines by cruise ship and got a ride on the free shuttle up to the American bald eagle foundation. It is a very interesting and educational museum. We listened to a lecture by a very knowledgeable employee of the foundation. She gave...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WYPY
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Doable but uphill short walk or take the free shuttle from cruise dock to the museum. Besides injured resident bald eagles, the museum has a great collection of taxidermy and model Alaskan wildlife exhibited, and offered a presentation with Q&A by a naturalist. We went...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert P
Reviewed September 3, 2018

In this so called museum, we walked in a large room filled with dead animals, a treasure for trophy hunters. It is nothing more than a taxidermy shop with the stench of formaldehyde and rotten fur. Next room had tiny cages filled with depressed birds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ABEFDirector, Manager at American Bald Eagle Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

@lapointeb We are so sorry to hear that you had a poor experience at our organization. We would like the opportunity to work through a few of your misgivings. First off a majority of the taxidermied animals in our collection died of natural causes or...More

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Robert B
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We walked the entire town and then took the town shuttle back to the port.