Inspiring and educational! You get so close to the eagles and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.
Mindi W, Oakdale, MN
If you have any interest in eagles, don’t miss this place. The rescued eagles are magnificent to see, the information is provided in many ways-film, charts, audiovisuals, interactive displays, etc.
iuvenis2000, Florida
It was seriously one of the coolest places ever! Took my dad (who is an eagle lover) and he had the time of his life! It was so cool to learn so much about eagles and to be so up close to them!
Hannah L
I wasn’t all that excited, thinking it would be yet another tourist trip, but boy was I wrong. … Then came the real treat – the eagle room where we could get within a few feet of these amazing birds.
John J, Reinbeck, IA
This centre was so much better than I anticipated! It was very modern and spacious and I couldn’t believe how close you could stand to the eagles.
Joanna S, Brisbane, Australia

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National Eagle Center Optics

Want to get a better view of that eagle flying by? We have high quality optics for sale in our gift store. All purchases support the non-profit National Eagle Center. Visit our NEC Optics partner, Big River Outdoors, online to see the selection of Swarovski, Zeiss, Vanguard and more!
You can also borrow binoculars during your visit, or take them along on one of our Eagle Viewing Field Trips.

Cameras welcome

At the National Eagle Center, you can take as many photos as you like. The classroom and mews offer an amazing opportunity to get great shots.


Parking is available on the street and in public lots in downtown Wabasha. The admissions desk can provide you with a parking pass to extend a two hour spot on downtown streets.

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