National Eagle Center

The National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. It is home to rescued bald and golden eagles. During a visit to the National Eagle Center, you can experience these magnificent creatures up close and view them in the wild.

The Upper Mississippi River Valley is home to hundreds of bald eagles. Many choose to build their nests in the tall trees along the river valley. Hundreds more bald eagles arrive here in the winter months, as the Mississippi River remains open around Wabasha year round. The National Eagle Center is a wonderful way to learn about this beautiful stretch of the river.

Visitors can explore two floors of interactive exhibits for an engaging learning experience. They learn about eagles, raptors and the wildlife found along the Upper Mississippi river. Daily live eagle programs take place in the first floor classroom. The National Eagle Center also celebrates the rich Native American history of the region. Visitors gain a deeper understanding of the bald eagle's cultural significance for native peoples.

These eagles are not just living symbols of our nation. They often have a profound impact on those who meet them. The eagle ambassadors are a source of inspiration for thousands of people, especially veterans. This was never more evident than in the work of the National Eagle Center's first eagle ambassador, Harriet.

A one of kind experience, the National Eagle Center is a can't miss destination! It is a wonderful and unique way to learn about this beautiful stretch of the Mississippi River. It will thrill visitors of all ages!

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Latitude: 44.384269 Longitude: -92.031084 Elevation: 679 ft
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Seasons Open

Open Year Round

Hours Open

10am-5pm daily


Admission: $10, Veterans: $9, Youth: $7, Children (3 & Under): Free, Members: Free

Eco-Friendly Notes

The National Eagle Center facility was designed and built using environmentally sustainable practices.  From LED lighting and recycled carpet, to the gravel substrate we provide for our eagle ambassadors' housing, the National Eagle Center aims to conserve the environment even as we educate others about how they can appreciate and conserve the natural world.

Accessibility Notes

Fully accessible building. 

Pet Friendly Notes

The National Eagle Center does not allow pets inside the facility. 


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