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National Eagle Center

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Address: 50 Pembroke Ave S, Wabasha, MN 55981-1241
Phone Number: +1 651-565-4989
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center on the banks of...

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 programs. Live eagle progams offered at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

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Right on the river with great views. Wonderful exhibits, some hands on for children. Get up close to the ambassador eagles. The presentation was very informative and well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Grand Rapids, United States
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Grand Rapids, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right on the river with great views. Wonderful exhibits, some hands on for children. Get up close to the ambassador eagles. The presentation was very informative and well presented.

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Grimes, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit, very informative and amazing to be able to see the Eagles so close! The whole family always enjoys our visits and purchasing a family membership was a great way to support this wonderful place!

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Thank mtbustercoco
NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this review

mtbustercoco, Thank you so much for your visit and support! You are as much a part of the eagle team as any of us and you are helping to share your wonderful experience with the eagle ambassadors with everyone else. Keep spreading the word and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Park Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard so much about the Eagle Center over the years, we were not sure what to expect. It is Great! Very informative volunteers, wonderful up close visits with the resident eagles. There are two levels of exhibits but we did not have time to really take them in - will make sure to allow for a longer visit... More 

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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this review

OliverandLisa, WOW! What an endorsement! Thank you so much for your support and praise for the National Eagle Center. Know that your visit with the eagles means that you are a part of the team. Those $8 (each) help us to continue to provide care for the eagle ambassadors and provide educational opportunities for visitors like your, school groups, veterans... More 

Nelson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we took are family there very enjoyable and a learning experience for the young and old looking forward to the new things they are doing

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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this review

Freddy N, Thank you for visiting and meeting the eagle ambassadors! The support of visitors like you make it possible for us to carry out our mission of education, environmental stewardship and community sustainability. We're happy to hear that the experience is a good one for young and old audiences alike. We want everyone to come away having learned something... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever want to learn a lot of information on eagles, this is the place to get it. The staff are incredible. The knowledge they provide during their eagle presentation is very informative and help you understand the impact we have on our wildlife. It's the only time you can get up close to an eagle too. Highly recommend... More 

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Thank Debbie B
NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this review

Debbie B, Thank you for the positive feedback! It means a lot to all of us who work with the eagle ambassadors and educate our visitors. And you are correct - winter is THE time of the year to view wild eagles along the Mississippi! The viewing is incredible! Thank you for your support and patronage. Keep spreading the word! More 

Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to learn about and see eagles up close! It costs $8 for an adult which allows you to see some eagles up close and personal. There are a lot of educational hands on exhibits with multiple binocular stations to view them in the wild right outside the center on the Mississippi River. There was also a... More 

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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this review

Sherald0, Thank you for your visit and taking the time to share your thoughts on the National Eagle Center. We're thrilled you had such a wonderful visit! It is our privilege and pleasure to welcome visitors from all over the world just like you! We're glad you took the time to explore all of the exhibits and attend a live... More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We all enjoyed this stop. Wabasha was celebrating their Septober Fest and the town was packed. There was a Native American Fancy Dancer who did an Eagle dance. He invited first children, then adults to dance with him. There were four eagles in residence. One Golden and three Bald, all had been injured and could no longer survive in the... More 

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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this review

FloBear2013, We're glad you were able to visit during SeptOberfest! It is such an exciting time and truly beautiful time of the year along the Mississippi River. Larry Yazzie put on a fantastic Native American program, so it is wonderful you were able to see it! Thank you for the review and sharing your thoughts. We appreciate it! More 

Bailey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We spent a couple of hours at the Eagle Center and took in one of the live presentations. My wife and I seemed to be the only people there who weren't either with their children or elderly. Both ends of the age spectrum seem to be their main demographic, but my 40-year-old, childless self had a great time. I've never... More 

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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this review

Gregory W, So glad to hear you had a wonderful visit! As you say, our goal is provide a meaningful experience for visitors of all ages, young, old and in-between. We offer a truly unique way to learn about eagles and we achieve our goal every time a visitor like yourself comes away having had a truly memorable experience. Thank... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We have enjoyed several visits here when we're in the area. Each time we attend the three times a day show, we learn more about these marvelous creatures. We hope to come back in January when around 300 bald eagles migrate to this area to fish in the Mississippi. On this visit there was a good show of Native American... More 

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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this review

John M, You're one of many people who make regular visits to the National Eagle Center. We love to see familiar faces as much as new ones, and there is always something new to learn about the eagles. Thank you for your support of our mission and the eagle ambassadors! We'll keep an eye for you this winter. :-) More 

St. James, MN, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

What an amazing wildlife center! On the banks of the Mississippi with a clear view both up and down stream you will experience first hand the majesty of this beautiful bird in a natural hunting grounds and possibly see them soar above the river watching for fish. The rehabilitation work that this center does to save injured eagles is amazing... More 

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1 Thank Linda H
NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this review

Linda H, Thank you for visiting, for the kind words and the wonderful endorsement! Your patronage is just as important to continuing our mission as anything else we do. We're glad you had such a positive experience with the eagles. We hope you'll visit again in the future and please keep spreading the word! More 

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