Information about Wabasha, MN and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Wabasha

Wabasha is the oldest city on the entire upper Mississippi River. America became enamored with Wabasha, Minnesota as a result of the very popular movies Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Wabasha celebrates the,Grumpy Old Men Festival on the last Saturday of February each year, and visitors enjoy dining at Slippery's Bar & Grill all year long.

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The history of Wabasha

Wabasha is the oldest city on the entire upper Mississippi River and has been occupied continuously since 1826. U.S. Government records and “The 2nd Treaty of Prairie du Chien” (1830) conclusively establish Wabasha to be the oldest town in Minnesota, established 1830. The city is named in honor of an Indian Chief of the Sioux Nation, Chief Wa-pa-shaw. Wabasha’s historic district has more than 50 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take our historic walking tour and discover the stories that have made this town so unique. Hospitality has always been a Wabasha trait, dishing up generous hospitality to guests all four seasons. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities, artistic experiences, unique shopping, fine dining and lodging to fit every taste and budget. Eagles are of abundance during the winter months, and they nest here year round. The National Eagle Center in downtown Wabasha houses live bald eagles and is open for programs and special groups

Contact Information

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Wabasha, Minnesota
55981

Where is Wabasha

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Businesses in Wabasha, Minnesota

Here is a collection of local Wabasha, Minnesota businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Haircare / Spas Lodging Museums / Attractions Restaurants Shopping

 

Campbell Pottery & Earth Heart Gallery

Art

Unusual mix of stoneware and gifts

 

Serendipity Art Gallery

Art

A local artists Co-op featuring crafts, paintings and sculpture

 

Pure Identity Salon & Spa

Haircare / Spas

An Aveda Concept Salon

 

American Eagle Bluff Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Perched on a bluff with an amazing view and comfort

 

The Historic Anderson House

Lodging

Charming Victorian rooms and suites

 

The River Nest Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Watch the river roll by and see wildlife and birds

 

Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast, and Adventure

Lodging

We provide something a little different

 

Coffee Mill Ski & Snowboard Resort

Museums / Attractions

Coffee Mill offers the best of coulee skiing

 

National Eagle Center

Museums / Attractions

Home to live bald and golden eagles

 

Eagles Nest Coffee House

Restaurants

Sleep in, we serve breakfast all day

 

Reads Landing Brewing Co.

Restaurants

Right on the river, taste our brew or other local craft brews

 

Slipperys Bar & Restaurant

Restaurants

Casual, fun and right on the river

 

T-Bones Grill & Bar

Restaurants

Serving Steaks, Pork, Chicken and Seafood cooked to order

 

Grandpa's Barn

Shopping

Grandpa's Barn features collectables, vintage and antiques

 

Jewels on the River

Shopping

Fine jewelry and handcrafted silver and beaded items

 

The Chocolate Escape

Shopping

Specializes in old-fashioned, homestyle chocolates

 

Treats and Treasures

Shopping

We are the source for Pepie, the Lake Pepin Monster apparel