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International Wolf Center

1396 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Educational Sites
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Here you can learn all about the habits and habitats of wolves, as well as how to communicate with them.
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Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The wolves are sleepy in the day, I recommend doing a night program. We did both programs on Saturday night. Wolf feed ing and wolf speak. Wolf speak takes you off the property on a bus to hear wild wolfs . It is a few hours long and starts at 830 so not good for little kids. Also we were... More

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a scam! Nothing you can`t see on internet.9 bucks a head to see stuffed wolves.shame on you!! you should be told you might not see live wolves before paying,What a waste of time.Randy Blade

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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473 helpful votes 473 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If the wolves in captivity don't make an appearance when you are visiting there isn't really a lot to see her. There is a talk from a member of staff which is informative and an exhibit of wolves through history however I had expected something a bit more educational. I'm not sure it's worth the entry fee.

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Omaha, Nebraska
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Always a great stop when in Ely! nothing like it!!! It was a cooler day and the wolves were more active than we had ever seen them!

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place was interesting, our presenter was new but still did a passable job, it was not hard-sell to solicit funds, and the wolves finally came out. Not sure it was worth the drive or the price, but all in all, I'm glad I went.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The International Wolf Center is obviously filled with all types of wolf information, i.e. types, biology, behavior, etc. If you want to learn about wolves and/or see a wolf - this is the place to visit. The International Wolf Center also maintains a live wolf exhibit both in person and online.

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Duluth MN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had seen and heard a wide range of evaluations of the Wolf Center and I understand the range better after our visit. We arrived on a Sunday morning. They had put out a fresh deer carcass the night before and one wolf kept the others away from it until the morning. As a result, we had an up close... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Husband and I visited Ely, MN over Columbus Day weekend, 1999. We flew into St Paul, rented a car and drove North to Ely. While we didn't really enjoy the flight, we did enjoy the drive ! ;D So, we arrived in Ely on the Friday of that weekend, stopped at our Bed & Breakfast first, to get situated and... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went to the Wolf Center after our visit to the bear centre. We did expect it more to be like the bear centre which had loads of educational displays.

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San Francisco, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It sells stuff. It has big windows to,maybe, see 4 inert wolves, a few staff, who are bored giving boring lectures,and a tiny movie theatre with nothing interesting to see. It's a huge waste of money and time.

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