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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,

and programming.

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.