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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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A fabulous treasure and a chance to educate your children! Programs,feature films, elegant surroundings, and a chance to see real honest to God Wolves.For less than $10 you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2013
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warwick, new york
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warwick, new york
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A fabulous treasure and a chance to educate your children! Programs,feature films, elegant surroundings, and a chance to see real honest to God Wolves.For less than $10 you can spend anywhere from an hour to an entire day.

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Waco, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Our family had a great time! The staff was very friendly and informative. We could have stayed much longer. They had plenty of activities for kids, plus many interesting facts for all ages.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Amazing facility with some of the most knowledgable staff in the WORLD. They have an Ambassador Pack with 4 wolves, and 3 wolves in retirement. They do an incredible job of educating the public about wolves without getting involved in any of the politics. If you're at all interested in wolves and their place in our ecosystem, this is an... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We did visit this educational center, but only once the weather got so bad we didn't want to be on the lake! We should have gone sooner in the week and certainly sooner in the day, as your admission price is good for the entire day and allows you to leave and return. The center is up to date with... More 

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Glasgow, KY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The facilities, the closeness for viewing the wolves, the employees who were so helpful. It was a delightful experience and we were there two times in one day. Lots of great photo shoots, talks were informative.

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N Ireland
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277 reviews 277 reviews
96 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Four timber wolves here in a lovely large enclosure. Knowledgeable staff available. Gift shop on site.

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Scandia, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This place is great. We've been to Ely several times in recent years and I was never moved to visit it. So many of these small town interpretive centers are poorly designed, staffed and maintained. I feared "tackiness". Not so. The Wolf Center is a wonderful exception. Well designed building and exhibits. Well done interpretive signs. Good video presentations. Friendly... More 

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Kasson, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have visited the wolf center many times. It is always educational and interesting. This is the first time we were there for the feeding. It is great to watch the dynamics of a wolf pack up close.

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This place is a "must" to visit. So amazing to see the beautiful wolves. Although you can only see them behind glass you get to see them real close and they have an acre and a half of habitat. There are other wolves there but they are in their own private habitat as they are older and now retired from... More 

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Leeds, England
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The centre provides an insight into the relationship between man and wolves through the ages and attempts to dispel some of the myths surrounding this misunderstood creature. However, the highlight of any visit has to be the large glass wall that allows you to watch the four resident ambassador wolves that live in the large purpose built enclosure. The entrance... More 

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