Best small town for families - Wabasha - 2014 Best of MN

  • Updated: May 15, 2014 - 11:51 AM

At the National Eagle Center, visitors on the observation deck looked for eagles on the Mississppi River.

Photo: Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune

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The kid-friendly National Eagle Center easily lures families down the Great River Road. But the final, pint-size stamp of approval comes when you throw in a stop at the downtown chocolate shop, plus a detour to the nearby town of Kellogg for a visit to Lark Toys — part museum, part wonderland — with a magical carousel, mini-golf and ice cream. 1-800-565-4158;

Runner-up: New Ulm


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