A Family Destination!
Wabasha is your premier four-season recreation destination. Known for its
extraordinary natural beauty, Wabasha is nestled between the rugged soaring
limestone bluffs of southeastern Minnesota and the majestic Mississippi River.
More than just a picturesque historic river town, Wabasha draws tourists from all
over the world. Many activities take advantage of its unique location.
Boaters enjoy the ever-changing river with its wide channel, quiet backwaters,
and abundant sandbars perfect for picnics or overnight camping. If kayaks or
canoes are more your style, the Mississippi and nearby Zumbro River offer scenic
stretches filled with wildlife.
Wabasha is home to the National Eagle Center, a world-renowned museum
and interpretive center dedicated to the eagle and other wildlife indigenous
to the Upper Mississippi River watershed. Nearly half of all waterfowl use the
Mississippi River flyway for migration or nesting. The National Eagle Center
offers unmatched opportunities for viewing them as well as exhibits, field-trips,
If golf is more your forte, join us at The Bluffs, an eighteen-hole course perched
high atop Coffee Mill Bluff which has stunning vistas of the Mississippi and
Chippewa River valleys. Or play a round of mini-golf at LARK Toys, recently
named one of the ten best toy stores in the entire world by USA Today! If biking
is your passion, Wabasha is located on the Mississippi River Trail and the city
itself is bike friendly. Bring your fishing gear and join us for a lazy afternoon
trolling for walleye or get serious and enter one of the fishing tournaments that
call Wabasha home.
When autumn arrives the bluffs explode with color. Not to be outdone by Mother
Nature, the entire town of Wabasha decks itself out with pumpkin topiaries and
harvest-themed decorations. SeptOberfest runs from mid-September through
October and draws visitors from around the country for juried craft boutiques,
German food, and fun activities for adults and children.
When the snow flies, the Coffee Mill Ski Area is the place to be with one of
the longest vertical drops in the area. If you’re less skilled, but equally playful,
join in the fun with snow tubing. Wabasha is surrounded by groomed trails
for snowmobilers and ice fishing opportunities are abundant. If you are truly
adventurous, join us in February for the Grumpy Plunge and jump into the frigid
Mississippi to support local charities.
Not a winter person? Pamper yourself! Get away to one of the wonderful lodging
properties in the area and curl up by the fire.