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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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Very informative center and great ability to get up close to see the wolves through the windows... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
travellingmatt
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Great family experience!!!

Our family did the "Wolf Family Rendezvous" and we stayed overnight at the wolf center. It was an... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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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1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informative center and great ability to get up close to see the wolves through the windows. Go in the morning for the most activity. If they aren't sleeping you may even get them to come to the window for a visit.

Thank travellingmatt
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family did the "Wolf Family Rendezvous" and we stayed overnight at the wolf center. It was an amazing experience!! My two girls ages 5 and 6 loved it and we all learned so much! It was an amazing experience to see the ambassador wolves...More

Thank Laurie L
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Nice education about wolves and an opportunity to see real ones in a nice environment, there are many of them in Minnesota but you rarely get to see them in the wild !

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The exhibits and documentaries were well done and the wolves were amazing. The staff was very helpful and answered all of our questions.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The International Wolf Center is a center that promotes the survival of the wolf population and is located just off of Highway 169, on the eastern edge of Ely, Minnesota. Ely is located about 100 miles north of Duluth and about 245 miles north of...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

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
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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.

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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
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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

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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
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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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