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International Wolf Center

#2 of 31 things to do in Ely Features Animals
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Great time at the Wolf Center.

The entire family loved seeing the wolves at the Wolf Center. Was a little disappointed with the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tricia B
Ham Lake, Minnesota

Our second time here...1st time with niece & nephew. We all loved seeing the wolves & learning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 4 days ago

The entire family loved seeing the wolves at the Wolf Center. Was a little disappointed with the cost. Little over-priced for what you actually can see and do.

Thank Tricia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second time here...1st time with niece & nephew. We all loved seeing the wolves & learning about them. We will definetly be back again.

Thank Shayna78
Reviewed 1 week ago

First I want to thank the wolf center staff for being so kind, friendly and knowledgeable! It made my time at the wolf center super rewarding! My mother and I visited the center in the beginning of June 2017 and it was a great experience!...More

Thank cren1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum. A lot of interesting information about wolves as well as a pack of wolves in a natural habitat type enclosure on the property.

Thank CPARebel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast watching the wolves play in the water while they waited for dinner. Dinner was a deer! Fascinating watching them eat.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, my kids said, as we were able to see and watch wolfs in there natural surroundings, my younger one thought they looked like our neighbors dog, but really interesting to watch

Thank rickpete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This room was exactly how the website describes it. And it was one of the most clean motel rooms I have ever stayed in my life. The staff were very friendly. The rooms had a nice ambience. It was located next to everything we wanted...More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We were disappointed that we couldn't visit here. They have limited hours / days in the off season. Early May was a little too early.More

Thank Karen R
IntlWolfCenter, Web Specialist at International Wolf Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi Karen, I'm sorry you were not able to visit. Our daily summer hours began May 15th. During the off-peak season we are open Friday's, Saturday's and Sundays. Our daily program schedule that includes our hours can be viewed on our website: http://www.wolf.org/visit/hours-fees-programs/ I hope...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful northern experience wolves around us and how they are needed in our world! Family friendly!

Thank familybentley
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Staff was/is very knowledgeable about the wolves, very well educated. Loved that we were able to see all five wolves and then shown the two in "retirement"

Thank Holly B
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I am planning a trip to the area in a few weeks and wondered how much time I should plan for a visit to the Wolf Center?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Bonnie E | Reviewed this property |
Go at night and watch them being fed. I think they are only fed on a Saturday evening. They let you stay and observe the feeding which is proceeded by an interesting lecture. Kids can touch bones and skin and things. There... More
Amber F
Is it open all year round? My daughter wants to go thought it would b a great to take her on her b-day at the end of this month
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
I will fly from Baltimore with my 11 year old grandson, into Duluth. How would I get from the airport to Ely? and how do we get around without renting a car?
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