Up Close with the Eagles in Wabasha
By Ellie M. Bayrd, Minnesota Monthly
Once on the verge of disappearing, the bald eagle was removed from the federal list of endangered species in 2007. That same year, the National Eagle Center in Wabasha opened a beautiful brick interpretive center on the bluffs of the Mississippi River.
For more than two decades the Eagle Center has been devoted to eagle conservation, research and education. The interpretive center shares the story of these majestic birds, their struggle to thrive, and their status as a national symbol through educational exhibits, research efforts, and more.
Inside the center, visitors can get up close to four rescued bald eagles and one golden eagle, as well as explore informative displays. From the Eagle Center balcony, visitors can see wild bald eagles that nest nearby.
Wabasha, located 70 miles southeast of the Twin Cities, also is known as the setting for Grumpy Old Men and features more than 50 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.