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International Wolf Center

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Address: 1396 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
Phone Number:
218-365-4695
Tuesday
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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An up close and personal look at wolves.

This is a nice exhibit dedicated to wolves. We enjoyed seeing the pups that will be introducted to the open exhibit soon.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
Rose W
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a nice exhibit dedicated to wolves. We enjoyed seeing the pups that will be introducted to the open exhibit soon.

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Simi Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

After coming from the Bear Center I was somewhat disappointed as I didn't see any live wolves and the 2 pups they brought out slept the entire time the presentation was going on. On the other hand, the exhibits were good and the information provided by the interns was interesting and educational.

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

It is fun to observe the resident wolves and we were lucky as they currently have pups. You get to see them only certain times of the day, so check on that to time your visit. Pleasant facility.

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Levittown New York
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great place to spend 1-2 hours. We were lucky enough to be there when the wolf center had 2 pups!. Interesting displays, an educational experience

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Northern Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We did see two of the wolves come by the window. We also stayed for the pup presentation. The pups were asleep on the floor, so it wasn't very exciting. The speaker, (Abby, maybe?) was very well spoken and knowledgeable. I was going to buy a t-shirt for my grandson who wasn't able to be with us, but there was... More 

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Thank MNAnnie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We say the Pup informational bit while on vacation, and we enjoyed it very much. My kids sat still and listened for the whole thing. (amazing) LOL I would recommend not going in the middle of the hot afternoon because they don't move around as much and we did not see the adults. We are a large group and there... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A visit to the Internationale Wolf Center is well worth it. The wolf is an important Eco member not to be overlooked. The education is ongoing. The new Pups make a new "cycle of life study" available to all visitors. We will surely go back.

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Thank 823sigrunr
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I visited today with my 2 sons we added some extra programming to our visit. And it was worth it. We were able to learn about tracking wolves,feeding, and Wolf pack behavior. We were also able to see the new arctic wolf pups! We really enjoyed our guide Andrew. He was fun and informative. It was all in all a... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our grand-kids loved this place and everything about it. We visited four times in one week with our yearly pass.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The "Wolf Pups" program was excellent. I'm so glad we visited. The program was very interesting and informative. I'm glad we visited before the pups are old enough to be integrated into the rest of the wolf pack at the center. The staff are friendly, helpful, and happy to answer questions. This is worth coming back during another visit to... More 

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