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International Wolf Center

#2 of 34 things to do in Ely Features Animals
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Large Group Trip

We took a larger group (16) to the center for a quick talk/tour. We didn't really know what to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
via mobile
Informative and interesting

We managed to get a glimpse of a couple of wolves while we were there and learned about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peoria, Illinois
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a larger group (16) to the center for a quick talk/tour. We didn't really know what to expect but we were led into the auditorium and we were nicely greeted. The talk was maybe 30mins and we got to see and learn about...More

Thank Drifter123go
Reviewed 3 days ago

We managed to get a glimpse of a couple of wolves while we were there and learned about the ecosystem from a live presentation. Unfortunately the presence of the wolves is something that isn't arranged or facilitated for visitors.

Thank FlyingMike
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was glad I visited here before going to the bear centered, or I would have been very disappointed, the bear center was more informative.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 days ago

There were enjoyable activities for all ages at the Wolf Center. Interesting displays and nice kids area. The viewing area had huge windows so was easy for a large number of people to watch the wolves without having to fight for a spot at the...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was great to see the wolves in the natural habitat. Was fun to watch them playing around and coming up to the window to see what we were doing. The kids thought it was fantastic.

Thank Duane M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our visit and learned so much from the presentation about the complex social behaviour of the wolves. Large viewing window allowed us to get close to the wolves. In depth displays were very good also and gave much information about the different types of...More

1  Thank Satravelforlife
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited both the Bear Center and the Wolf Center in Ely. Both were worth the time but I would give the Bear Center a higher grade. Perhaps it is because I have seen wolves many times before. Stop here when you are in the...More

2  Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic spot to spend a couple hours in Ely. The wolf enclosure has a huge viewing window for guests to use, but the wolves can still hide if they don't want to see all the people which is nice. There is plenty of information...More

Thank TimberWolfL
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.We really enjoyed watching the wolves interact.I would recommend going in the morning between 10 and 12 pm. The center has a enrichment activity with the wolves around noon time, which all five wolves can be seen. The viewing...More

Thank playswithcookies1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the Wolf Center. We learned a lot and saw several beautiful wolves.

Thank jih45
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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
18 January 2017|
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Response from IntlWolfCenter | Property representative |
Hi jeanleaman, You will need to rent a car in Duluth and drive to Ely. As others have mentioned it is a two hour drive. We recommend using Google Maps to plan out your route. MN-1 W is a beautiful route to Ely that many... More