Visit Eagle Mountain Sanctuary at Dollywood!

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.

At 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 daily by AEF staff who provide fresh water and food and who visually ensure that the Eagles are in good health. They are given complete physicals once a year when their enclosures are inspected and renovated.

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary is divided into three sections:

  • The first enclosure is home to all of our female bald eagles.
  • The section enclosure is home to all of male bald eagles.
  • The third enclosure is located on level ground separate from the main exhibit. Eagles who have no flight ability (wing amputations) live in this naturally landscaped enclosure.


While you’re at Dollywood be sure to check out American Eagle Foundation’s spectacular Wings of America birds of prey show! Presented in an open-air theater that features an up-close look at eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and vultures—some in dramatic free-flying form.

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary and the Wings of American show 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.