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International Wolf Center

1396 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
218-365-4695
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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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Grapevine, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The building and displays were very well done. Observing wolves through a window is not the experience expected for the price paid. They are "not trying to judge if wolves are good or bad" but really they are. The bear center was better.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Going to the Wolf Center was ok, We went during the day and actually got to see the Wolves. I was standing by myself when one of them walked right up to me, so I got a great picture. I was more excited about the Wolf I saw on the drive to Ely than the ones penned up at IWC... More

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Cloquet
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The wolves were very active the day we were there! The staff was very helpful. Great way to spend a rainy day indoors.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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