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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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This Place is Wolf-tacular Awooo!

We came here in February for the Checkpoint Minnesota thing and found this to be our favorite stop. The display with the wolf information was great and entertaining perfect for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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306 reviews 306 reviews
147 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We came here in February for the Checkpoint Minnesota thing and found this to be our favorite stop. The display with the wolf information was great and entertaining perfect for all ages. The wolves themselves were amazing. We saw four of them when we were there. They were all four different types of wolves as well and that was cool.... More 

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Cohasset, Minnesota, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The International Wolf Center is a great place for adults and kids to see the wolves and learn about them. Very nice facility, worth the trip!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Opportunity to see wolves up close. Presentations and museum exhibits were very interesting. On edge of town in Ely.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great place to see wolves up front and personal. We were there for a night feeding. I don't think the wolves were overly hungry but worth seeing them interact and up close.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A truly amazing experience, the wolves are beautiful and it is humbling to see such creatures. Very educational. Highly recommended!

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St Paul, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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