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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

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Businesses in Wabasha, Minnesota

Here is a collection of downtown 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.


Campbell Pottery & Earth Heart Gallery


Unusual mix of stoneware and gifts


Serendipity Art Gallery


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


American Eagle Bluff Bed & Breakfast


Perched on a bluff with an amazing view and comfort


The Historic Anderson House


Charming Victorian rooms and suites


The River Nest Bed & Breakfast


Watch the river roll by and see wildlife and birds


Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast, and Adventure


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


Sleep in, we serve breakfast all day


Reads Landing Brewing Co.


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


Slipperys Bar & Restaurant


Casual, fun and right on the river


T-Bones Grill & Bar


Serving Steaks, Pork, Chicken and Seafood cooked to order


Pure Identity Salon & Spa


An Aveda Concept Salon


Grandpa's Barn


Grandpa's Barn features collectables, vintage and antiques


Jewels on the River


Fine jewelry and handcrafted silver and beaded items


The Chocolate Escape


Specializes in old-fashioned, homestyle chocolates


Treats and Treasures


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