National Eagle Center50 Pembroke Ave. S.
Wabasha, MN 55981
From the Twin Cities - Highway 61 south to Wabasha, left at Hwy 60 (Pembroke Ave). From WI - Cross the interstate bridge (Hwy 25 in Nelson, WI), left at end of bridge onto Grant, and left on Pembroke Ave.Get Directions
The National Eagle Center is a landmark destination and environmental interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, Minnesota. Celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2019, our mission is to "connect people with eagles in nature, history, and cultures." We offer wild eagle viewing, interactive exhibits, cultural and historical displays, and seasonal field trips. Live eagles are on public display each day, and our famous classroom programs, featuring the live eagle ambassadors, are conducted daily by our naturalist educators.
The National Eagle Center was voted a Top Minnesota Attraction in 2017, a recipient of the 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, and named a 2018 Top-Rated non-profit by GreatNonProfits. It is a featured destination along the famous Great River Road.
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: $10, Veterans: $9, Youth: $7, Children (3 and Under): FREE. Members: FREE. Group rates available, call to schedule.
- Air quality improvements
Energy efficient lighting and heating, recycled flooring and cabinet products, landscaped water garden, natural lighting,
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 45
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 753 reviews
The center is amazing and went above our expectations. Seeing the beautiful eagles close up and those flying above the Mississippi, was so inspiring. The classroom presentation was so informative...
— R5799BRleslieg, March 8, 2020
We had a great time at this center. What makes it special is the location and great narration provided by the knowledgeable staff. Besides the great static displays, they have several live eagles on...
— rrgeniusz, March 7, 2020
This delightful place is a must to visit so much history, they have some injured eagles in-house for you to get a closeup but the most beautiful is you can watch the eagles soar above Mississippi...
— 260myriamm, January 22, 2020
Our final Great River Road stop-off before reaching the Twin Cities was absolutely one of the best. Located in a nice building on the banks of the Mississippi, appropriately close to a sizable bald...
— Keenomanjaro, January 17, 2020
I drove down before Christmas, with my wife from Winnipeg (Canada), to visit Red Wing and National Eagle Center in Wabasha after read the words about bald eagles winter over this area.
With a pretty...
— James D, January 15, 2020