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National Eagle Center

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50 Pembroke Ave S, Wabasha, MN 55981-1241
+1 651-565-4989
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Totally fascinating!

We just spent 4 hours at this lovely, 2- storey glass - walled facility. Very interactive, a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diane S
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Dunlap
via mobile
Very interesting and educational while being fun

We stopped here while riding our cycles with some TX friends. They loved the place and how... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carl W
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Owatonna, 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 programs. Live eagle progams offered at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bald eagles” (73 reviews)
“live eagles” (62 reviews)
“golden eagle” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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50 Pembroke Ave S, Wabasha, MN 55981-1241
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+1 651-565-4989
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"bald eagles"
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"mississippi river"
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"national bird"
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"beautiful birds"
in 15 reviews
"all ages"
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"educational programs"
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"beautiful facility"
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"national symbol"
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"answer questions"
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"great place to learn"
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"on display"
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"kids and adults"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just spent 4 hours at this lovely, 2- storey glass - walled facility. Very interactive, a great way to learn a lot about eagles and other raptors. We most enjoyed the class with naturalist Anna. She explained the life cycle, showed lots of pictures,...More

Thank Diane S
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Diane, Thank you so much for your visit and review! We're thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience! It is our genuine pleasure to share the eagle ambassadors and our knowledge of eagles, the Upper Mississippi River Valley, and raptors with visitors just like...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here while riding our cycles with some TX friends. They loved the place and how informative it is. Seeing many Eagles so close up is one of the best parts of this place. This is a perfect spot for the Eagle Center with...More

Thank Carl W
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Carl, We appreciate you taking time to share your thoughts and review. Thank you for visiting the eagle ambassadors! Your fun and educational visit is our mission accomplished!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stars of the center are the bald and golden eagles, who due to disability, will spend the rest of their lives here. Guests have the opportunity to view live eagles and to learn much more information about them in the classroom and in the...More

1  Thank J A
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

J A, Thank you very much for this review! We appreciate your visit and are so glad that we facilitated such worthwhile experience for you. Sharing the eagle ambassadors and our knowledge of them and the Upper Mississippi River with visitors like you is our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located right on the Mississippi River and only one mile EAST of Highway 61. The eagles at the center have been saved to live another day, but, can not be released into the wild due to such things as only having one eye...More

Thank Karl E
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Karl, We're so happy you visited! Thank you for making the trip and taking the time to share your thoughts. It means a lot to us! Keep spreading the word!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun day I had with my adult son and his girlfriend! On Sunday we attended the 1:00 presentation and learned so much about eagles and got to see a live eagle perched on the arm of the presenter. The eagle's eating of the...More

Thank Lynn S
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lynn, Thank you so much! What a great summary you have left for other readers! We're glad you were able to visit the eagle ambassadors and have such a wonderful experience learning about our national symbol. It is our pleasure to be able to share...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had wanted to visit the National Eagle Center for a couple of years and never got down to Wabasha to do it. I'm glad that I finally did. The center was very nice and informative. Lots of interactive exihibits about eagles. The center focuses...More

Thank Roxie N
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Roxie, We're so happy you were finally able to visit the eagle ambassadors! It's such an amazing experience and it was our pleasure to share them with you. Undoubtedly it is an experience you will never forget! Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many of the displays were geared toward children. But, as an adult, I enjoyed all the review. Displays were well organized and explained, and in good repair. Gift shop was small but had good options. I attended the raptor display. The presenters were engaging and...More

Thank MyHobbyIsTravel
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

MyHobby, Thanks so much for visiting the National Eagle Center! We're thrilled that you had an enjoyable time meeting the eagle ambassadors, and even our red-tailed hawk - Hollywood! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. It is always invaluable and helps...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is a great place to get up close and personal with Eagles. The Center is located along the river in Wabasha in a beautiful facility. There aren't many exhibits but there are two big highlights. The first is a room with Eagles where you...More

1  Thank Shira S
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting, Shira! We're glad you and your kids had a fun time meeting the eagles and seeing one of them eat its lunch. We're so happy to share the eagles with you! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

My wife and I stopped in while in St Paul for the college hockey championships. There is not much parking out front of the building so we had to park on the street and walk to the building. The entrance fee was $14.95 total for...More

1  Thank MT1
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

MT1, What a nice review - thank you for sharing! Thank you also for visiting the eagles. It is our pleasure to share them with you and share our knowledge of eagles, raptors and the Mississippi River. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Visited with friends and a teen. Everyone enjoyed their tour and the opportunity to see eagles up close. The place is relatively small and I imagine could get crowded easily. You may have to wait to do some of the hands-on activities. A second visit...More

1  Thank Renata54601
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NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Renata, Thank you for visiting and sharing your review. We're sorry to hear that you came late in the day. Definitely come again to get the full experience. We appreciate your support and look forward to hosting you again and sharing the eagle ambassadors and...More

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Paul H
October 28, 2017|
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Response from M P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I didn't see anyone other than the staff within 10 feet of the eagles.
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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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