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International Wolf Center

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1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Fascinating world of wolves

I wasn't all that excited about stopping at the wolf center, but it was one of the nicest surprises... read more

Reviewed yesterday
debrar988
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Minneapolis, United States
Very educational

I thought that I was fairly knowledgeable about wildlife, but I learned a great deal about wolves... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael K
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The International Wolf Center, located in Ely, Minnesota, gives visitors a chance to learn about wolves and see them in a beautiful northwoods habitat. The main attraction are five live wolves who make up our ambassador pack. The best time to see the wolves is first thing in the morning and then late in the afternoon. This is especially the case during hot summer months. If you can't make it early or late in the day, we recommend coming by at noon. Every day at noon we offer enrichment for the wolves, so they typically all come out and are visible through the massive auditorium windows. We also offer a unique Saturday evening program where the wolves get their weekly meals. That program is at 7 p.m. The Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
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+1 218-365-4695
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Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't all that excited about stopping at the wolf center, but it was one of the nicest surprises of the day. The wolves were very engaging and entertaining. The center has programs in front of two-way glass windows, and the wolves entertain as the...More

Thank debrar988
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I thought that I was fairly knowledgeable about wildlife, but I learned a great deal about wolves and moose. The staff gave wonderful presentations, the exhibits were fascinating. And the main feature, wolves in a natural habitat, were something I could (and did) watch for...More

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to center early on a hot day and we were lucky we saw all 4 wolves. They were not as visible later as it got hot. Exhibits very well done and informative. Went back for “What’s for dinner?” Program. This program was truly amazing...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are from Texas, where there are no wolves (well, maybe in Big Bend National Park?), and this center gave my husband and I the chance to see 2 Arctic Timber Wolves and 2 Timber Wolves up close. The building is beautiful and the floor...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed the exhibits and the staff worked hard to keep it interesting. Wolves were out so that helped.

Thank bmac5555
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This center is very cool. It has many exhibits about wolves. It was so cool to watch the wolves to come down to get there treat.

Thank 85cargirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wolf center was excellent! I would recommend going early, when they are more active. We also did the Saturday night “What’s for dinner?” program, where you could see the wolves eat, and the wolves were all very active and close to the glass. This...More

Thank Anna W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rare close up look at live wolves in their habitat. Very educational. Interpretive. Great information thru videos, talks and demonstrations.

Thank Betty4697
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very informative museum. I particularly enjoyed the exhibits showing the history of wolves. The facility does have several wolves on site, but you may not spot them. The wolves are allowed to roam as they please, unlike a zoo where the animals are visible...More

Thank CaseyMo921
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative and interesting center with displays on wolf biology, social life and symbolism in art and literature through the ages. But the best part is the resident wolf pack, which can be observed from behind a giant glass wall. Staff engage the wolves with...More

Thank Ellen L
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rwatson579
17 August 2017|
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Response from degullion | Reviewed this property |
Admission Price Adults are 13.00 Children ages 4-12 are 7.00 Children ages 3 and under are free Their is also a discount for Seniors and I think Military as well. It's a great place for families! There are neat things for... More
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cren1989
18 May 2017|
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Response from Holly B | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, just saw this message. I recommend a couple hours, there is a lot to see.
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Amber F
10 February 2017|
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Response from IntlWolfCenter | Property representative |
Hi Amber, Our current winter hours (January 1 - May 15) are Friday 10 – 5; Saturday 9 – 5; Sunday 10 – 2. For a complete listing of our hours and schedule of our daily programs, visit our website. We look forward to your... More
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