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International Wolf Center

Features Animals
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Overnight with the Wolves

My son and I travelled 4.5 hours to Ely, MN where we met with his fellow cub scout members and... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Burnsville, Minnesota
Ely Wolf Center

Disappointing. The whole center is comprised of 11/2 acres. They keep about 4 or 5 wolfs here that... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
cliff f
Naples, Florida
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

My son and I travelled 4.5 hours to Ely, MN where we met with his fellow cub scout members and their families. Right away when you enter The Center you see the beautiful gift shop to your left. We were greeted right away then were...More

Thank jordandemarre
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Disappointing. The whole center is comprised of 11/2 acres. They keep about 4 or 5 wolfs here that would not be able to survive in the wild. The wolves are fed about once a week so you must make sure to go there on feeding...More

Thank cliff f
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The center is very well done and the staff are very knowledgeable. If you happen to be in the area on Saturday would recommend you see the “what’s for dinner”. The wolf’s are beautiful and well taken care of. I appreciated that they didn’t get...More

Thank janet201413
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience From the presentation to the exhibits. Beautiful animals. Would recommend to everyone heading your way.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The exhibits were excellent and so educational! We did see 3 of the wolves when we were there. We highly recommend including this in any visits to Ely.

Thank Hoosie254
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I work for a museum and attended a conference in Ely this fall. In addition to great workshops and presentations we stopped at several cultural centers in Ely. I enjoyed this stop the most! The educator answered all of our wolf related questions, they fed...More

Thank Bird91
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A lot of good information in the presentation, but not a whole lot to do other than that. Very cool to be able to see the resident wolves up close.

Thank VFerguson81
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Amazing experience seeing arctic wolves up close. The staff was excellent and the presentation was really informative.

Thank worldsojourners
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Took our kids to see the Wolf Center and was impressed by the quality of the exhibits and professionalism of the staff. The presentation we got to see and hear in their viewing area provided interesting information with videos and passed around items such as...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 16 September 2017

It was a rainy day and I decided to check out the Wolf Center. I didn't expect such a lovely building and detailed, informative exhibits, so I'm glad I stopped by. Of course, the wolf-watching was the highlight. I sat at the windows for a...More

Thank BethInOhio
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16 August 2017|
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
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