Located in the heart of loon habitat, the National Loon Center will offer visitors an intimate look at freshwater and Minnesota’s state bird.

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Docks, exhibits, boardwalks, bird sanctuaries, native gardens and more will offer a plethora of outdoor experiences for nature lovers.

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From our private education rooms to enjoying coffee in the café, visitors will have reason to return time and time again.

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The National Loon Center is undertaking a large shoreline restoration project, providing protected shoreline while offering lake access to the public.

From exhibits that include digital and virtual reality to hands-on learning, the Center will engage all of the senses.

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loon on water
loon landing

This will be a state-of-the-art sustainable and regenerative facility. Our goal is to create a zero energy building to ensure we have the lowest environmental impact possible.