National Eagle Center

National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Avenue

Our Mission:
To foster environmental stewardship and community sustainability through education about eagles and the Mississippi River watershed

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

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.

In 1989, we began as EagleWatch, Inc. (still our corproate legal name) as a group of volunteers sharing with visitors to Wabasha views of wintering bald eagles from an outdoor observation deck along the river. We have grown a lot since that time. In 2000, we opened year-round in a small storefront downtown and welcomed our first two Eagle Ambassadors, Harriet and Angel.

In 2007, in a partnership with the City of Wabasha, we opened this 15,000 square foot interpretive center right on the banks of the Mississippi River. From this facility you can enjoy magnificent views of wild eagles and meet our resident Eagle Ambassadors.

This unique area is home to both North American eagle species, the bald eagle and the golden eagle. Golden eagles can be seen here in winter months, though rarely close to the river.  We continue to learn more about golden eagles in this region through our Golden Eagle Project.

Eaglewatch, Inc. dba National Eagle Center is a registered 501.c3 non-profit.

Recent News

SOAR with the Eagles

Featured Flying Bird Show: Wings to Soar Experience hawks, owls, falcons and vultures are flying right over your head, while learning about their important place in the natural world in this exciting flying bird show presented by Wings to Soar.…

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SeptOberfest 2013

Celebrate the beauty of fall in the Mississippi River valley in Wabasha, a historic river town nestled in the bluffs of southeast Minnesota. Each year, Wabasha hosts a fall festival known as SeptOberfest which takes place mid-September and runs…

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