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National Eagle Center

#1 of 5 things to do in Wabasha Features Animals
50 Pembroke Ave S, Wabasha, MN 55981-1241
+1 651-565-4989
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We were the first people in the door when the center opened. Staff was very friendly and welcoming... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
navyvethm16
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hastings mn
Compact museum about Eagles and area

I made a stop at the National Eagle Center to break up a drive and caught one of their eagle... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TazEchi
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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 good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bald eagles” (58 reviews)
“live eagles” (56 reviews)
“golden eagle” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were the first people in the door when the center opened. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. We watched as they brought the eagles in for the day and were surprised at how up close and personal you could get with them! Beautiful inside...More

Thank navyvethm16
Reviewed 4 days ago

I made a stop at the National Eagle Center to break up a drive and caught one of their eagle educational programs. The staff do a fun and educational presentation, so well worth seeing. If you wouldn't see the educational show, the museum might only...More

Thank TazEchi
NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

TazEchi, Thank you for visiting! We're glad that you were able to see the classroom program and meet the eagle ambassadors. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and you that you will continue to spread the word.

Reviewed 1 week ago

They have four eagles on hand. They are tethered and have been injured and can not be allowed into the wild. There was always two docents in the room at all times. There was one golden eagle. A male bald eagle from Florida and two...More

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

garyaverill1, Thank you for visiting! We're so glad that your visit was insightful and educational. Please keep spreading the word and we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took kids and adults here for an informative and entertaining couple of hours! The eagles are real, and the displays very hands on. The presentation and question and answer session were pretty great as was Bucky, our show host and Columbia, a resident eagle.More

Thank Nama5
NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nama5, We're thrilled that you and the kids had a great visit! It sounds like you have a wonderful show with Bucky and Columbia and we able to fully explore our two floors of exhibits. Thank you for visiting and sharing a review! We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was skeptical about going here but I'm so glad we did! It was amazing to see eagles up close and learn so much about them. I definitely have a higher appreciation of them. This center is beautiful!More

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

AKtraveler6, We're so glad you came! The National Eagle Center exists to share these magnificent birds with you, and if you came away with a great appreciation - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Thank you for taking the time to share your review and help spread the word...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister, who lives in Wisconsin, recommended this center, as she had been here before. It was a nice drive from Rochester, Minnesota, where we were staying that week. The staff there was real helpful and seemed to like their job. The eagles looked like...More

Thank Teriberi222
NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Teriberi222, Thank you for your visit! We're very happy to be able to share these awesome birds with you and thousands of visitors just like you. The eagle ambassadors thank you too - your support helps us continue our mission of environmental education.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom has wanted to visit it for a long time so I took her as a Mother's Day gift. It is handicap accessable, there is an elevator to the second floor. Wonderful talk by the naturalist, many things I learned about all raptors. Mom...More

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

Cyndie N, So happy to hear that you and your mother were able to visit! It sounds like you learned a lot and have a wonderful time in Wabasha! Thank you for visiting and taking some time to share your thoughts with other potential visitors.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a terrific place to visit. My Daughter and I attended (both adults). They have scheduled talks about the eagles, can't believe how much we learned in a short time. There are items that younger kids can touch and play with while everyone else...More

Thank Carol M
NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Carol, It sounds like you truly had a wonderful day with a capital "W"! We're so glad you visited our eagles. Thank you for visiting and sharing a review about the National Eagle Center. Support from visitors just like you and your daughter allow us...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

OK, I have to confess up front that I have a severe crush on the Bald Eagle and this place just blew me away. Never in my life did I ever think I would be able to get this close to them. The inside viewing...More

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NationalEagleCenter, Owner at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

JCuster601, What a story! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us and everyone here on TripAdvisor. We make eagles happen for people just like you EVERY DAY! We're are thrilled that your visit was even more than you imagined it would...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This was a great place. The eagles were really fascinating to see up close, and the talk they gave about eagles was really informative. Definitely recommended.

Thank Liz J
NationalEagleCenter, Manager at National Eagle Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Liz J, We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the National Eagle Center! We really hope that you learned a lot from your experience. We hope to see you back again soon!

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goodiowagirl
We were thinking of driving down this coming weekend but wondering if it is better to wait until winter for better viewing?
1 June 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
We're going to arrive right around 11, in time for the info session, and I was wondering if we can bring a picnic lunch to eat on site or does anyone have a good recommendation for a nearby place with a picnic table? Also, can we leave and re-enter the facility? Thanks! We're looking forward to our visit.
11 July 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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Jody K
How long would you allow to visit? A couple hours, half day, or full day?
18 April 2016|
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Response from harrys991 | Reviewed this property |
Couple hours. Do attend the eagle talk/feeding/demo while there.
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