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Address: 1396 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
Phone Number:
218-365-4695
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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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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Fun and educational

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
S K
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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Thank S K
Ohio
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I visited the Wolf center on a recent visit to Ely Mn. We we expecting a great educational center for Wolves. We were sadly disappointed...there is really not much there. We saw two wolves outside in the enclosure and the two wolf pups that slept throughout their presentation. There was an area for children's activities and we... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went to see the wolf pups and it was definitely worth it! They are getting bigger so soon they will be joining the pack. Prior to the presentation, Andrew was there talking with people and answering any questions. It was a pleasure hearing his responses to the questions. Emily, intern gave the presentation on the wolf pups and she... More 

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Thank Karen M
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We loved seeing the cute wolf pups. The kids loved making paper wolves and learning the what the different actions mean.

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Thank Kathy W
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I've been visiting the wolf center regularly for years. This visit I left feeling a little less than impressed. We waited around for a guide to do an activity with my 4 year old daughter and some other children (most under the age of 7 I would say) and we ended up on a small hike. While walking away from... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

A really neat place to visit in Ely. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend going to the Saturday night feeding.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife and I were extremely disappointed in this experience. Way overpriced for 2 hours of entertainment. Same price as the Minnesota Zoo and the equivalent of 1/5th the experience. The condition of the facility was very nice, the employees were very kind (obviously really into wolves) and the wolf pups were cool, but all said way to expensive. Do... More 

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Thank AllAmericanGeek
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

It was okay. Cool exhibits, but all the wolves are behind glass. They had pups which was awesome, but you couldn't go near them. You could look at them. The presentation explained how and what they do to keep the wolves on property. They do not have interaction with any wild wolves or help save them. It is basically a... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Very educational, wonderful place to visit. We were lucky enough to see the cubs on our visit and that was a real thrill. The presentation during the cub viewing was fantastic, thank you! If you are near Ely, try to stop here. :)

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Thank Gabbyluds
Brunswick, Missouri
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106 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This wasn't as good as the Bear visit we did. It was neat to see the wolf pups. They are kept in a cage on one side of the room and you can't go up to it. There is a nice viewing area but it's a gamble on seeing the wolves. We saw one, Luna. But they are wild animals... More 

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