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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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Very Educational and Professional

Well curated, handsome facilities, knowledgeable staff, engaging for all ages. I would go again and highly recommend it

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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St Paul, United States
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St Paul, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Well curated, handsome facilities, knowledgeable staff, engaging for all ages. I would go again and highly recommend it

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Ely, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice friendly people and an interesting place that's actually based on science and not emotion or rhetoric.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The exhibit is quite beautiful and the staff is knowledgable. Plan to spend some time to take everything in. The area is also quite beautiful and peaceful.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our family visited the center last summer. We wished we would have gone during a feeding time. Call ahead and find out the schedule. Make a trip to the Bear Center while there too!

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McLean, VA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
24 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Wolf Center is worth a stop. It's not large, you can cover it in an hour or two. The center has several wolves and a knowledgeable staff.

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winnipeg
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is an education centre with 4 professors and a cadre of keen knowledgeable support staff. Research in the area complements the centre.. With patience and time wolf sittings very possible. Easy to fill the camera frame withhead shots...yes that close. Large glass windows allow that. Just go.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have been here numerous times. The wolves are fantastic and so are the folks who work here. There is a wonderful and very informative exhebit. If you visit during the summer, come earlier in the morning or late evening. The wolves sleep during the day. If you come during the rest of the year, pick a day with fresh... More 

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Brule, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Well thought out museum they educate you about wolves but do not impose any opinions on you. That was our fear before going is that it would be all pro wolves and some propaganda but it was not. Very good exhibits and very helpful staff.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

No need to be afraid of wolves. Stop here and you'll learn about their intelligence and how much they care about each other. There are plenty of things to keep you busy, like a video theater, special exhibits, and lots of adventure trips, but the thing that we like best are the wolves, themselves. A great staff runs this place,... More 

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Fair Play, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The presentation was very educational and informative. There were lots of interesting pictures and facts on the screen to back up the presentation. The gentleman was very interesting and had a great deal of knowledge. He past articles through the audience for close up examination and there was plenty of time for questions and answers. Lots of really large windows... More 

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