Minnesota Attractions

Minnesota Eagle Center

Discover the beautiful and magnificent eagles at the Minnesota Eagle Center

Minnesota eagles Located along the Mississippi river shoreline in downtown Wabasha, Minnesota, is the National Eagle Center. It is home to Angel, Harriet, Columbia, Donald and Wasaka, the resident eagles.

This is the place to visit if you are interested in knowing more about eagles and having fun while enjoying an up close view of the eagles.

The fourteen thousand square foot facility has two level decks, an exterior high-level deck and a river-level deck from which you get a fantastic view of the Bald Eagles in the wild and other wildlife species with the aid of the telescopes available. In the interior, there is an aviary and rooms set aside for the eagles who suffered injuries while in the wild and are not in a position of returning to their natural habitat after undergoing treatment.

Minnesota eagles Visitors can view preserved animal specimen, Native American items and preserved birds in flight at the exhibition areas. Questions can be answered by the friendly and knowledgeable staff who will give you tour of the facility.

There is also an hour-long lecture session offered at the lecture hall where you can learn more about the eagles. Other features of the center include a bird care area, an elevator for those who need it and a community gathering area.

There is an Interpretive Center where you can learn more on the significance of the Bald Eagle as a national symbol and how it relates to the American Armed forces and its veterans. This is also one of the reasons why during some events the veterans are allowed to attend free of charge while other visitors are charged a small entry fee. The rich history of Native America and its culture in relation with the Bald Eagle is well communicated by the center.

Minnesota eaglesThe National Eagle Center, developed by the Eagle Watch Inc. and started the whole initiative, offering visitors great eagle viewing opportunities especially during the migration seasons.

The group was pioneered by Mary Rivers a resident of the region with the aim of welcoming volunteers with a passion for eagles and training them about eagle care so they can help care for rescued eagles.

Eagle Watch went through fast and rewards improvement of their image and services. This is when the associations with the aid of other organizations started coming up with leading ideas which lead to the new state-of-the-art facility. There are currently five eagles in the center and they have been guest in most parts of the country including to the senate in Washington, DC and numerous films in New York City.

If you want to take your family out, the National Eagle Center offers a superb educational and fun-filled leisure experience and opportunity to learn. At the center there is a kid’s area where your children are offered binoculars to see wild eagles over the neighboring Mississippi River along with the other wild animals. Do not forget to bring your camera for a photo shoot with the Bald Eagles at the center.

Enjoy the fascinating spectacle as the eagles are fed and nurtured. A gift shop is within the center where you can get gifts for your family and friends to make your memories of a good time last, that is until you go back for more.



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