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International Wolf Center

1396 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
218-365-4695
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Ranked #1 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited the wolf center at noon on a Wednesday. The staff gave the wolves a snack. All the wolves were visible and very active. We watched them for a long time. The staff were informative and answered all our questions. We also stayed for a talk that lasted about 40 minutes. I have visited before when my own kids... More

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to the International Wolf Center on our recent trip to Ely. The place was absolutely packed with people (most likely because it was a drizzly morning). The noon-time program we went to was informative. Being we are both from Northern Minnesota, it wasn't new information to us. It also felt to us like it was... More

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to see wolves, they had a great time when one of the keepers put out an old tub full of water, they all went mad trying to doggie paddle in it. The center has some wonderful exhibits and loads of information about wolves and how people interact with them. the gift shop is great too

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Monticello, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

i visited the WOLF CENTER for the first time this year. it was great to see the wolves up close. i would recommend this place to everyone. i only wish i would of been there for the 7 p.m. feeding time.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

this is a must see...... the wolves are beautiful and the education about the wolves is priceless..the viewing area for watching the wolves was great and the educators were very helpful and i learned a lot

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Claremont, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The organization brings awareness to all those who come there; they do observational studies of the wolves behavior and interface with those in academia who help them spread the word about the abhorrent treatment of wolves in the wild. They do all of us a great service and immense good for the remaining wolves in the wild. Staff is knowledgeable,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The International Wolf Center is a must place to see when you head towards Ely, Minnesota. Besides the fact that Ely is just a charming and beautiful town, it has this wonderful research center and attraction that you can visit. It is such a calming place to visit. It is not like a zoo, where it can be hot, loud... More

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New York
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great spot to learn about wolves whether you have initial interest or not! Interactive displays and staff presentations enhance this spot! Nothing like oberving the wolves in action thru the glass, up close and personal!!

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Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have visited the International Wolf Center numerous times while visiting Ely, MN and have always learned something new. 2- 3 times we have been there during the Saturday Feeding of the wolves and have learned so much about wolves and the pack. We have also been there when the wolf pups were new to the Wolf Center. This time... More

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Would advise to anyone. Great staff, great for any individual visits or families.The staff were informative and friendly. Answered all questions asked from our group.

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