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American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum

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Address: 113 Haines Highway, Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: 19077663094
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The American Bald Eagle Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization...

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 through our natural history museum and raptor center. Anyone who passes through our doors will take a walk through the cultural and natural history of Southeast Alaska. Let our staff guide you to understanding and appreciating the ecology of our unique region.

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If in Haines Alaska, please take time to visit this place! Learn about eagles!

I am so glad that I came upon this place and chose to stop in and pay the entry fee. Well worth it! It is important to know that the eagles here would not survive in the wild... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad that I came upon this place and chose to stop in and pay the entry fee. Well worth it! It is important to know that the eagles here would not survive in the wild due to injuries, and this is a sanctuary for them. This is a unique experience for one to learn about eagles, their... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our ship docked in Haines and we literally walked the entire town and decided to stop in to see the eagles. It was very interesting to see all the animals and read little snippets about each one and then to be able to go see the two bald eagles live was really neat. Wish they hadn't been on the top... More 

Thank Sriver525
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See the Eagle presentation while you are there...with 2 live bald eagles. There are also some good displays on a variety of things. Worth a quick stop, especially on a rainy day.

Thank Carol33364
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was probably the most disappointing place we visited in Alaska. There was a handful of rescued birds in cages which seemed too small and there was poor permanent interpretation so it was necessary to join a tour to learn about the birds. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable but we came away feeling very sad

Thank 654GregP654
ABEF2012, Manager at American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum, responded to this review

Hi there Greg, We are sorry to hear about your disappointing trip to our facility. I'd like to address a few of your responses and encourage that you ask these questions on future tours (whether at our facility or others). That way you leave our facility with a peace of mind knowing that bird welfare is always our number one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you won't to know about wildlife in Alaska this is the place . We were pleasantly surprised at all the wildlife and sea life . We got to see a bald eagle up close . Stand next to a stuffed Grizzly Bear ( Brown Bear ) . It was a rainy cold day and it was a perfect day... More 

Thank Mike_PeggyThompson
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Our cruise ship docked in Haines instead of Skagway because of weather. There were few offerings of things to do but a server at a restaurant suggested the Foundation. What a treat! There was a very interesting program demonstrating training of captive bald eagles. The museum had hundreds of appropriately preserved, realistic mammals, fish, and birds. A highlight was the... More 

1 Thank GinnyE231
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is a great museum, with bald eagles and other raptors. The staff member was passionate about her subject and very interesting and knowledgeable. They also have a big natural history museum, which was very interesting, as long as stuffed animals don't creep you out. An interesting movie topped this attraction off.

Thank lizzy122015
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The third in the 3 museum package. First is a presentation on bald eagles, where 2 who could not make it in the wild are kept. Learned a lot about the eagles. Following this presentation we went to another room and had another presentation about other wildlife in Alaska where all types were displayed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit while in Haines, AK. Great job educating people on the connection between man and nature, and especially the Alaskan wildlife. Had the great pleasure of meeting the founder Dave Olerude, who shared many of his experiences with us. A true pleasure meeting him. A great organization and great people!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I was really disappointed when we arrived to find that this Foundation did aviary tours because I had emailed months prior and enquired, only to be told that they did not. We would have loved to see all the birds! However, the museum has an excellent and extensive array of animals and 3 birds on display. We had to settle... More 

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