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International Wolf Center

Features Animals
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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wolf experience

I can't say enough about this center. The educational talk was very informative . I could have sat... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patricia B
Miami, Florida, United States
Great wolf center

The wolves looked pretty happy and healthy. The center had excellent educational displays. I think... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bonnie M
Gardiner, Montana
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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%
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1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I can't say enough about this center. The educational talk was very informative . I could have sat there for hours watching these wolves. They are handsome creatures

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wolves looked pretty happy and healthy. The center had excellent educational displays. I think we spent about an hour reading all of the displays. This seems like a great place to take children.

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

In depth educational and interesting information on all things about wolves. Enjoyed the TV clips about the wolves on the premises since we didn't get to see them while there.

Thank seckora7
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Never knew Wolves were scared of humans till now. $14 per person gets you a visit to several educational exhibits which provide a view into the 'soul' of a wolf, and its importance to history and native culture. You may get to see the wolves...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We were fortunate that we got to see two wolves eat the carcass of a dead beaver. That's something you don't see everyday! Overall, we were not impressed with how they used the funds to design/build it. It seems to be more about the beauty...More

Thank gracefortoday
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My wanted to come to Ely to see the wolf center. We were not disappointed. The staff were very helpful. They had interesting displays. The wolves were very active when we were there so got great pictures. Lots of nice things to purchase in the...More

Thank 3,620
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My son and I travelled 4.5 hours to Ely, MN where we met with his fellow cub scout members and their families. Right away when you enter The Center you see the beautiful gift shop to your left. We were greeted right away then were...More

Thank jordandemarre
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Disappointing. The whole center is comprised of 11/2 acres. They keep about 4 or 5 wolfs here that would not be able to survive in the wild. The wolves are fed about once a week so you must make sure to go there on feeding...More

Thank cliff f
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The center is very well done and the staff are very knowledgeable. If you happen to be in the area on Saturday would recommend you see the “what’s for dinner”. The wolf’s are beautiful and well taken care of. I appreciated that they didn’t get...More

Thank janet201413
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience From the presentation to the exhibits. Beautiful animals. Would recommend to everyone heading your way.

Thank Melissa M
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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