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National Eagle Center

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great experience for the entire family. We had rented a houseboat and stopped in to check out the... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
Mollie H
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Eagles are amazing

Crazy to be so close to such majestic animals! The volunteer was extremely informative and... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
F9465MVjilll
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. Visitors can meet rescued bald and golden eagles up close and learn more about them in interactive exhibits and engaging daily...more
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50 Pembroke Ave S, Wabasha, MN 55981-1241
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

Great experience for the entire family. We had rented a houseboat and stopped in to check out the Eagles.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mollie H
NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Mollie H, Not only did you visit the eagles, but you experienced Wabasha and surrounding area on the Mississippi! Excellent! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host your family and introduce you to the eagles. It was our genuine pleasure and we're thrilled...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Crazy to be so close to such majestic animals! The volunteer was extremely informative and answered all our questions. Nice, helpful and well organized. Something for everyone - all ages can be informed!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

F9465MVjilll, Excellent! We love to hear that you received excellent customer service and great information from the volunteers. It is our pleasure to share the eagles with you and have you leave inspired and more knowledgable than when you arrived. Thank you for visiting and...More

Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

The Eagle center is a must-see attraction when visiting Wabasha. Education, experiential, breathtaking—there is something for all ages to enjoy, such as arts and crafts, seeing live eagles up close, a viewing area looking over the river, and several events during the week. When we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

The new building and setup is absolutely gorgeous! It is fun for kids of all ages. my bf and I are in out early 30's and we had a blast! There are so many interactive stations and cool little games and Trivia throughout. We got...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

sjlngn13, Thank you so much for visiting! It sounds like you had an absolutely brilliant visit and we're so glad to hear it! Your great experience is our mission accomplished! Thank you for allowing us to host you and introduce you to the eagle ambassadors....More

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

such a nice drive to Wabasha from the north or south in Minnesota or Wisconsin side. recommendation is to arrive there ten minutes or one hour before the classroom presentation to explore the exhibits. in total you can expect to spend about 2 hours there....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

It was wonderful being able to get so close to live eagles, with no glass partition or bars between you and the birds. The talk and feeding demonstration were very cool. Admission is a little pricey, but worth it.More

Date of experience: May 2018
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

amyl20172017, The National Eagle Center presents eagles to our visitors in a totally unique way, and we're glad you were able to experience meeting the eagle ambassadors up-close! Our education team was happy to be able to answer your questions an teach you about these...More

Reviewed December 10, 2018

super fun place to learn about eagles, 5 eagle to see 3 feet away from you. go to the class room for the show!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

2115tomk, Thank you for visiting us in Wabasha! We're always happy to host visitors just like and share the eagles and our knowledge of them with you. We're glad you had a great experience and we hope that you keep spreading the word!

Reviewed November 29, 2018

My wife and I love animals and have always wanted to see Bald Eagles in the wild. The National Eagle Center was a good place to start. This is a museum and sanctuary, with a view of the Mississippi River where the Bald Eagles fish...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

TranzorZ1985, Thank you for visiting the eagle ambassadors! We are glad to be able to share these magnificent birds with visitors just like you. Despite the cold cloudy weather, you visited at the right time of the year - eagle season is just getting started...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018

Absolutely fell in love with the eagle center. You can see the birds up close without a cage in the way. The demonstration was fun and educational and the museum is wonderful for both adults and children. I fell in love with Wa'saka (one-eyed Eagle...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

jleigh726, Wonderful! We are happy to hear you had such an enjoyable National Eagle Center experience! Thank you for visiting the eagles and sharing your review here on TripAdvisor. Your enjoyable and memorable experience is mission accomplished and we appreciate the opportunity to share the...More

Reviewed November 16, 2018

Made the National Eagle Center our first destination on a Sunday day hop trip. We are certainly glad we did. We had always been meaning to visit, but we were finally able to get there on a nice fall day. The Center sits on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Elizabeth-Lucy, We're so happy that you were finally able to visit the National Eagle Center! It was our sincere pleasure to host you and introduce you to the eagle ambassadors. It sounds like you were able to enjoy the full National Eagle Center experience! We...More

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Paul H
October 28, 2017|
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Response from NationalEagleCenter | Property representative |
Paul H, Thank you for the question! No - visitors are not able to hold any of the eagles. However, as others have noted, you are able to get very close (within 4-5 feet) of the eagle ambassadors on display. As for photos... More
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goodiowagirl
May 31, 2017|
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Response from NationalEagleCenter | Property representative |
goodiowagirl - Winter is the best time of year for eagle viewing due to the congregation of migratory eagles along the river and the lack of leaves on the trees. That said, we do see eagles every day in Wabasha and you can... More
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LovingNewAdventures
July 10, 2016|
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Response from NationalEagleCenter | Property representative |
Hello, Yes - there are a couple of picnic tables outside of the National Eagle Center along the river front walking/biking path. They are public picnic tables.
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