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National Eagle Center, Wabasha

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At National Eagle Center, you'll meet live eagles up-close with no barriers. Learn about their behavior, biology, and history with expert naturalists presenting E.A.G.L.E. (Eagle Answers Given Live Everyday). This environmental education destination is home to five rescued bald and golden eagles and is a non-profit dedicated to connecting people with eagles in nature, history, and cultures. Explore two floors of interactive exhibits, watch wild eagles from the observation deck on the Mississippi River, or catch a classroom program. Check their website for programming. With our online itinerary creator, Wabasha attractions like National Eagle Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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 Ri...  more »
  • 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 child...  more »
  • 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 d...  more »
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  • This place is really fun, I learned so much about eagles, how they became endangered, and how they have come back. The gift shop has a lot of nice items, there is an area inside where they have 4 or 5 eagles that you can watch, and a handler who gives you their story and answers questions. I asked about a million questions and she was very happy to answer. You should find out when their presentation is being given in the large classroom because the presentation is great and bring an eagle in and feed it at the end. Get into the classroom at least 15 minutes early in order to get a seat. This place is great for adults and children, and has an elevator so should be good for those with disabilities. If just a group of adults and you want to have a really wonderful dinner close by, try Nosh. It's not cheap, but it is amazing food.
  • Great location, beautiful views of river, National eagle center is a place where they not only support the eagles who cannot survive in the wild but also they seem to have conservation programs. You get to sit in for 1/2hr interactive and Informative classroom ,which is fun stuff. Kids get to know more about these fine raptors and their characteristics. While is not a zoo or bird sanctuary please don’t expect to see lots of live birds here. There are about 4-5 eagles, Golden eagle and bald eagle , can be seen up close who cannot fly due to hit by car or displaced from their nest. $10 for entry for adults and $7 for kids, while 4 and under go for free. There is a Gift shop and rest room facility on site. Parking is limited at site however you can park near by along the streets for free. There are also stunning paintings in upper deck on display and for sale. Overall worth once a visit for your kids who are interested to know about these fine Raptors!!!
  • This is worth a stop, a great place to take a family. They have a talk about the eagles, live eagles that are not able to be returned to the wild due to injuries, how big a eagles nest is you can stand in, lots of interactive displays for all ages, and free fishing for children. They have 2 people who help get the children set up ,bait their hook, life jackets,and stay on the dock with parents and children. Lots of fun!
  • What a great visit! Learned a lot. Seems a bit small for the admission price but we bought more from the gift shop justifying it by donating to the cause. Great programs, great volunteers...beautiful, majestic birds. Except that one that eyed me down the whole time I was in the room... Ha.
  • This place is incredible and informative. Live rescued eagles and a passionate staff give you so much insight into these amazing birds. Highly recommended for all ages and should be required for all school age children.
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