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International Owl Center

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Worth the trip

My daughter and I had a wonderful drive along the Mississippi Scenic River Road and visited the Owl... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
FellowTraveler198485
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Vacation to LaCrosse / Onalaska area

The International Owl Center is a must see if you’re in the area. The staff is so passionate about... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
843tamaraj
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New Buffalo, Michigan
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You'll find live owls, interactive displays, children's owl art from around the world, an owl-themed gift shop, and you can make a pledge to help owls. Programs are given at 11:00 and 2:00.
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126 E Cedar St, Houston, MN 55943-8619
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had a wonderful drive along the Mississippi Scenic River Road and visited the Owl Center. The owls were well worth the drive from the Twin Cities and the staff is fantastic. Jo gave a very informative and entertaining lecture!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

The International Owl Center is a must see if you’re in the area. The staff is so passionate about owls and so knowledgeable. Absolutely loved it. JR the tiny screech owl was my favorite. Such a great experience and perfect for a rainy day. Thank...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit to the International Owl Center! Thanks for sharing your experience with others, and thanks for coming!

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth the trip if you’re in the area. The people who work here are very knowledgeable and the taxidermy displays are beautiful. If you know anything about owl taxidermy, you know that it is rare and most displays do not do justice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Karla B, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for visiting and I am glad you enjoyed it so much. And it's nice that you appreciate how rare it is to find realistic mounted owls!

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Informative visit.Educational displays and live owls. Nice variety of things to buy. Reasonable admission fee.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a small Nature Center without any outdoor part that wants to be a large center someday. Make sure to see a program or you will feel cheated. The program we saw was great. There were also 3 live owls on site.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We traveled to the southeast corner of Minnesota, a little over two hour drive from Minneapolis. We found a friendly knowledgeable staff who gave us a good thumbnail introduction to Owls. Easily understood for both adults and kids. The ambassador Owls are very used to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to expanding in the future at some point and offering much more too.

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

What a treasure. Plan enough time to see at least 2 presentations. They are all different. Interesting for all ages.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lyn H
karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed July 1, 2018

I love birds, and find owls especially interesting. The program is a must see. The gals are so passionate about what they do, and the program is very informative. They describe different owl "hoots", they are all quite different. They bring the owls around the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Wonderful to hear you had such a great time! Thanks for sharing your experience, and I hope you can come back for the International Festival of Owls in March also!

Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

There is not much to this place. I wouldn't go far out of your way to come here. It's in a tiny building and not much to do or see. If you are a big owl or bird/nature lover this would be for you though....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Sorry you missed our programs! They are the heart of what we do at the Owl Center. We nearly always have at least 3 live owls on display at all times, and it seems our other displays perhaps weren't your cup of tea. We have...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I love owls and this place was very educational! Getting close to the owls was a highlight and the employees were so helpful with all our questions! I was so happy to learn the owls have enclosures they can fly and relax in. We enjoyed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for posting your review.

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