Long on history and rich in heritage!
Serving as the county seat for Wabasha County, Wabasha, Minnesota is the oldest city on the upper Mississippi River. It has been occupied continuously since 1826 when it was named in honor of an Indian Chief of the Sioux Nation, Chief Wa-pa-shaw. Located 70 miles southeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, scenic Wabasha is a fascinating destination point for travelers who wish to experience a variety of four-season activities in a true-to-life river town.
Wabasha’s historic district has more than 50 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By taking the town’s historic walking tour, visitors will discover many attractions that make Wabasha so interesting and history buffs will especially enjoy the Arrowhead Bluffs Museum and the Wabasha County History Museum.
The Wabasha area is a prime year-round nesting spot for the American Bald Eagle. Located in downtown Wabasha, The National Eagle Center houses live bald eagles as well as a golden eagle, and offers educational programs for visitors who come here to have a “Nose to Beak” experience with the bird that famously represents America’s National Symbol of Freedom.
Wabasha dishes up generous hospitality to guests from around the world with exciting cultural and artistic experiences, unique shopping, fine dining, and hotel accommodations to fit every taste and budget. Wabasha’s friendly residents encourage you to visit for a day, a week, or a lifetime!