American Eagle Foundation

American Eagle Foundation

American Eagle Foundation


Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, a 30,000-square-foot aviary that houses the country's largest presentation of non-releasable bald eagles, is located in Dollywood’s Craftsman’s Valley. Catch a rare and up-close glimpse of some of nature's most impressive birds of prey in this beautiful mountain setting as members of the American Eagle Foundation interact with these spectacular raptors in our Wings of America Birds of Prey show.

Established in 1985, the not-for-profit American Eagle Foundation is headquartered at Dollywood.  The organization is widely recognized as a national non-governmental leader in bald eagle conservation, recovery and public environmental education.  The federal and state licensed organization operates the world's largest bald eagle exhibit and breeding facility where many of its resident non-releasable eagles have successfully reproduced in captivity and released into the wild.

The American Eagle Foundation is dedicated to the recovery and protection of bald eagles and their habitat.  The foundation has educated millions of people, captive-hatched dozens of bald and golden eaglets, and rehabilitated numerous injured eagles and other birds of prey.  For more information about the American Eagle Foundation, please visit www.eagles.org.

All birds of prey at Dollywood are under the care of the American Eagle Foundation which is authorized to possess birds for education, exhibition, rehabilitation and breeding under permits from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency.