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“Well done Eagle Education”

National Eagle Center
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Wabasha
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Well done Eagle Education”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

The building is right on the Mississippi River, where the river is wide and called Lake Pepin. The classroom was standing room only for the excellent education about eagles. The educator for our group was Bridget, and she was Excellent! The educator was well-prepared and really knew her stuff. Bridget handled the crowd well and spoke clearly which held the interest of old and young. There were plenty of articles that got passed around - a (fake) eagle talon, scat, photos; the presentation was very engaging. The gift shop is small, and the windows are HUGE. We spotted an eagle flying overhead - and heard the resident eagles screetch their loudest screetches. The resident eagles are photogenic, and the handlers frequently have an eagle in the lobby area specifically for tourist to have their photo taken with the live eagle. I found this place wonderfully educational. Thank you Bridget!

Visited June 2013
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“Special educational experience”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Truly enjoyed meeting and learning about eagles. Grandson, age 7, was highly entertained and enjoyed taking part in presentation. Interactive presentation is highly recommended. Fun time.

Visited May 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Where Eagles...”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

live when they are injured. See Bald eagles and a Golden eagle up close and learn about these beautiful birds and the comeback they are making along the Mississippi. This is a "must-see" if you live anywhere in the region. I can't believe we missed this gem for so long.

Visited May 2013
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“National Eagle Center was fantastic!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Outstanding eagle program! Each time we return we learn new information about the eagles. We enjoyed seeing the eagles up close.

Visited May 2013
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Wabasha, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not worth the money to get in.”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

People that work there are rude and there is nothing there to see that they make you pay for just to get in!Save your money people!

Visited May 2013
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