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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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Wolves!

While you are not guaranteed a wolf siting or howling, we got both. Visit in the morning, when the... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Kimberly A
Excellent Center

Great lessons on the wolves. The views of the wolves was great. Lots of history here to learn... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
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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 5 July 2017

While you are not guaranteed a wolf siting or howling, we got both. Visit in the morning, when the wolves are most active. Your wristband is good for 24 hours - go back if you didn't get enough the first time.

Thank Kimberly A
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great lessons on the wolves. The views of the wolves was great. Lots of history here to learn. Highly recommend

Thank sheila55912
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

The first day we went, the wolves did not come down from the forest area. I believe it was just too warm that day. The next day, the temp had dropped and it was sprinkling. Admission to the center is good for two days so...More

Thank Juanita H
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Something different to do for those of us that don't have wolves nearby. Small reserve with 5 wolves. Good viewing area if they're out roaming. We only saw the one alpha. Center is very clean and informative. Best to go during feeding times in early...More

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

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
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 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
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

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
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 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 MadisonCPA
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 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
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 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

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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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