I have a new favorite day trip out of the Twin Cities — the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN. Here’s how they describe themselves:
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.
The Center houses a small museum chock full of information about eagles. In addition they are the custodians of 5 rescued bald eagles (“Eagle Ambassadors”), which can be viewed “up close and personal.” Here are a few of my photos:
You can read about each of the eagles here. They are magnificent!
So if you haven’t been there already, get thee to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha! It’s just 2 hours from the Twin Cities.