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Eagle Mountain Sanctuary provides ample natural perching for its residents.

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary

'Hero' perches on a branch leading up to her and her mate's nest.

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary

The lower enclosure at Eagle Mountain Sanctuary houses gunshot victim amputees.

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary is home to two nesting pairs who have hatched and raised many eaglets.

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary educates thousands of Dollywood guests annually.

Natural landscaping and flora provide an ideal home for these disabled Bald Eagles.

Residents of Eagle Mountain Sanctuary are provided fresh food daily.

Breeding pairs make their man-made nests their own with natural material found in their aviary.

'Independence' stands near her watering bowl.

The 'Pick a Mate' section houses eligible bachelor and bachelorette Eagles.

Eagle Mountain SanctuaryAt Dollywood, guests can stroll along the edge of Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, where they will see the largest exhibit of non-releasable Bald Eagles in the United States.

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary encompasses 400,000 cubic feet on the side of a very steep, heavily wooded hillside. The Bald Eagles residing within Eagle Mountain Sanctuary are all permanently disabled and would not be able to survive in the wild. These birds are cared for by AEF staff who provide fresh water and food and who visually ensure that the Eagles are in good health on a daily basis. Each eagle is given a complete physical once a year when their enclosures are inspected and renovated.

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary is divided into four sections:

  • Aviary one is dedicated to nesting pair, Glenda and Grant. The aviary is outfitted with a man-made nesting structure that the pair ‘makes their own’ with nestorations and natural materials.

  • Aviary two is home to our female bald eagles with partial flight ability.

  • Aviary three is home to our male bald eagles with partial flight ability.

  • The smallest enclosure is located on level ground separate from the main exhibit, and Eagles who have little to no flight ability (wing amputations) live in this naturally landscaped enclosure. 

    The exhibit can be viewed by the public from early April through the first week in January, while the Dollywood theme park is open to the general public.

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