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International Wolf Center

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Address: 1396 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
Phone Number: 218-365-4695
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Here you can learn all about the habits and habitats of wolves, as well as...
Here you can learn all about the habits and habitats of wolves, as well as how to communicate with them.
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The naturalists were very informed and gave a great presentation. And the wolves showed up for photo ops. Wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The naturalists were very informed and gave a great presentation. And the wolves showed up for photo ops. Wonderful.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went to the feeding session on Saturday night. The interactions between the wolves was very interesting. It was fun to learn the feeding habits of the wolves.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

An excellent place to get to know more about wolves! The staff are very knowledgable and friendly! You could tell and feel that they cared about the wolves and the job they do! Beautiful center! Very well done!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Its a nice visit to see some wolves, they came out several times during our visit at 10a.m. Around 1230 pm they offer a treat for the wolves to come into full viewing area so that timing is more of a sure bet to see them. On Saturdays I think they said is when they feed the wolves, in the... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a very nice center right out of Ely. Went to the late day feeding of the wolves. Was good experiment to be able to see the wolves interacting with each other. Oh, and the food was frozen beaver tails and chopped up road kill. Worth the time and $$ for our family.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We saw 2 wolves in habitat. Best time near the end of the day to see them, they are reclusive . The exhibit is very informative , a diorama is well put together . We arrived too late to watch the movies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Much more than we expected. The wolves were very active and we took some amazing photographs. The staff provide interesting programs to help you better understand their habitat and behaviors. The exhibits are educational and informative. Plan on spending a few hours enjoying the viewing and exhibits.

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Cokato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The wolf center was very interesting and educational. The program that they shared with us was great. They are very knowledgeable about each of the 4 wolves that they have. They are getting 2 new wolves in about two years and I am looking forward to visiting again to see the new ones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited the International wolf center on a recent trip to Ely. Enjoyed learning more about wolves and we were fortunate to see a wolf while we were there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It's interesting, probably necessary, for every person in the world to learn about the habits of wolves and that is the main reason for driving a long distance down windy roads through deserted areas to this sanctuary. There is an exhibition hall and a pair of stuffed wolves, a film theater, and a large glass window through which you can... More 

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