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International Wolf Center

Features Animals
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Very Well Done

The exhibits were excellent and so educational! We did see 3 of the wolves when we were there... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Visited during a museum conference

I work for a museum and attended a conference in Ely this fall. In addition to great workshops and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The exhibits were excellent and so educational! We did see 3 of the wolves when we were there. We highly recommend including this in any visits to Ely.

Thank Hoosie254
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I work for a museum and attended a conference in Ely this fall. In addition to great workshops and presentations we stopped at several cultural centers in Ely. I enjoyed this stop the most! The educator answered all of our wolf related questions, they fed...More

Thank Bird91
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A lot of good information in the presentation, but not a whole lot to do other than that. Very cool to be able to see the resident wolves up close.

Thank VFerguson81
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Amazing experience seeing arctic wolves up close. The staff was excellent and the presentation was really informative.

Thank worldsojourners
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Took our kids to see the Wolf Center and was impressed by the quality of the exhibits and professionalism of the staff. The presentation we got to see and hear in their viewing area provided interesting information with videos and passed around items such as...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 16 September 2017

It was a rainy day and I decided to check out the Wolf Center. I didn't expect such a lovely building and detailed, informative exhibits, so I'm glad I stopped by. Of course, the wolf-watching was the highlight. I sat at the windows for a...More

Thank BethInOhio
Reviewed 13 September 2017

During the encounter times, the wolves come up near the glass. The day we were there, the wolves got cinnamon oil on the ground which they loved. Neat place and worth the hour or so to view.

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a must do if you are nearby. Very nice facility good museum and informative. To see the wolves was a bucket list item. OUTSTANDING

Thank James L
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We particularly enjoyed the informative presentation given by a staff person. She was very knowledgeable. The 5 wolves all came out while we there and their viewing windows made it easy to follow them as they came from and went into the woods. If you...More

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I participated in a week-long adventure in BWCA called "Howling with the Wolves". This visit was part of that endeavor. It's amazing how one particular slice of our environment can be so studied and analyzed. The folks at the Wolf Center do just that. Anything...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
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17 August 2017|
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
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.
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