Wolf Park
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
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9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Wolf Park celebrates 50 years of inspiring multiple generations of dedicated wildlife conservationists. Learn more: https://wolfpark.org/50years/ In 1972, Purdue professor Dr. Erich Klinghammer established Wolf Park as a nonprofit wolf education and research facility. Today, Wolf Park lives and prospers on 78 acres of beautifully-preserved rolling Indiana prairie 15 minutes from Lafayette/West Lafayette. Wolf Park is open daily for guided tours, summer camps, workshops, seminars, and special events. Visitors can hit the trail to see our resident ambassador wolves, foxes, and bison. Howl Nights offer visitors an up-close-and-personal view of our wolves and a chance to howl with the pack. Wolf Park's Visitor Center is open daily 9:30–2:30 pm. Saturdays until 9 pm for Howl Night. In order to see Wolf Park's animals, you must have a ticket for a guided tour or program. All available program times can be found at wolfpark.org
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Kathi C
1 contribution
Apr 2022
I love this place. I've been a member since 2018. I learn alot every time I visit. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable, and obviously love their jobs. The Follow The Pack tour is a pretty easy walk, about 3/4 of a mile on mostly flat unpaved dirt roads. And it's a pattern of walk for a minute or two, then stand and talk about the critters, then walk for another minute or two, then stand and talk about more critters. If it's been raining, it can get muddy. There IS a golf cart for those with mobility issues. The wolves are NOT trained

For the Howl Night presentation, we all sit in the bleachers (no walking). Be sure to bring a blanket or cushion to sit on - those bleachers get COLD, even in April! It's so exciting to get the wolves howling with us!
Written April 18, 2022
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Thank you for the great, positive review. Yes, we did have a cold April- the wolves loved it! You made plans for a very good day at Wolf Park. Follow the Pack Tour and Howl Night- you covered your bases! So much to see and learn. We greatly appreciate your support, come back to see us soon!
Written May 13, 2022
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Jezebel6368
Lafayette, IN86 contributions
Jul 2022
I took my seven-year-old grandson to visit Wolf Park in late July. Fortunately, the weather was cooler than it had been recently (not in the 90s!!!) so the animals were, for the most part, where we could see and enjoy them. The guide, Liz, was knowledgeable and able to answer questions from the group, while not overloading the children (there were several that day) with too many facts. We were able to see volunteers interact with two of the wolves, Niko and Timber. While I very much enjoyed seeing the wolves, my personal favorites are the foxes. Mulder, the new cross fox, is a real beauty, and my grandson was fascinated that the grey foxes could climb. A fun and educational visit!
Written July 27, 2022
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Thank you for the kind, positive review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and that the weather was enjoyable- animals and humans! Isn't Mulder just the cutest? So fun to watch him grow-up! Will pass on the positive feedback to staff. Come back to visit soon! Thank you for your support!
Written August 10, 2022
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GMaSusieq
New Haven, IN31 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We brought our twin grandsons age 8 to Howl Night on July 17, 2020. In accordance with IN COVID-19 recommendations, we wore our masks & tried to maintain 6ft. distance but people sat closer to us than 6 ft. after we were already seated. Maybe some areas of bleachers blocked off would have helped. As for the wolves, we saw 5 different ones, the info conveyed was very interesting, & the trained behaviors were very well illustrated & I enjoyed hearing the reason behind how they are trained. We had seen this 16 years ago & we remembered feeling like the wolves were more "wild". It seemed then as if the man doing the speaking was seriously concerned that the wolves not approach him too closely, as he might be in some danger as they were not tamed animals. This time, the wolves seemed more like someone's pet German Shepherd & when he was approached by one, they just wanted to play. Of course, we wouldn't want to see anyone get hurt, but it seems like the "wildness" has been tamed out of the wolves. Still, our grandsons did enjoy it very much & us howling & then the wolves (both near & far away) howling with us was still so awesome!!
Written July 19, 2020
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Cgeck
Leonardtown, MD240 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We were traveling through and saw the billboard advertising this attraction and called to check if it was handicapped accessible. They offered a golf cart and driver to take you on the tour without having to walk. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the wolves and the history and operations of the park. It was fascinating and well worth the trip. They have Grey wolves, gray and red fox as well as bison and boxed turtles. The pack tour took about 45 minutes and the highlight at the end was hearing the wolves howl. We also saw a handler work with a couple of the wolves. The wolves are leash trained so they can move to a different enclosure, but it is the wolves choice. The handler hangs the leash on the fence and the wolf will come and sit if it wants to travel. I highly recommend this attraction
Written October 17, 2022
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Thank you for the kind, positive review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and that we had a golf cart ready and waiting for you! Will pass on the excellent feedback to our wise and knowledgeable staff- they are the best in animal care; incredibly dedicated and kind to our animal ambassadors. Come back to see us anytime, and thank you for your support!
Written November 1, 2022
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Julie D
Madison, WI2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Of course my favorite part was actually seeing wolves! Six adult wolves live at wolf Park. They also house 11 beautiful bison, and four fox two different species.

The staff and guides abound with knowledge. They give you detailed information about the research being done with the wolves, history and information regarding the bison and the fox. Any questions you have they are happy to answer them. This was the tour of the park.

We also did the Saturday howl night with the wolves. Although The audience how old hoping the wolves would hold back, but they weren’t interested in holding with us. Lol! Next time… The staff also demonstrated the interactive behaviors they have with the wolves. These activities encourage the wolves to continue trusting the staff is this helps with veterinarian care. The activities are also for stimulation and for keeping the wolves fit.

Wonderful experience!
Written September 11, 2022
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Thank you for the kind, positive review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Will pass on the excellent feedback to our wise and knowledgeable staff- they are the best in animal care; incredibly dedicated and kind to our animal ambassadors. Come back to see us anytime, and thank you for your support!
Written October 5, 2022
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zzyyzx
Westfield, IN17 contributions
Jan 2020
Absolutely amazing! The guided tour was awesome. It took about an hour for a very casual stroll around the preserve. Monty, our guide, was great. He was able to relate the information to younger children and adults. There are a few buildings you can also walk through that have a little more educational resources. This is a great place to spend an hour or two. We live about an hour away and purchased a family membership for about $50 because this will be something fun to come back and visit a few times throughout the year, even just the adults. They also have some neat events during the winter and some evenings. Make sure to dress appropriately because you will be outside for the majority of your time there. Absolutely a blast!
Written January 11, 2020
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bluebirdtmg
Indianapolis, IN6 contributions
Nov 2020
The staff was very knowledgeable. All the wolves were out and active. It was amazing when they howled for us. I felt very safe with their covid precautions. We were told the best time to see them is either early in the day or late around sunset. They are most active in the fall and winter especially during overcast cooler days. We enjoyed both the follow the pack tour and howl night. It was a wonderful experience for out Girl Scout troop.
Written November 22, 2020
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Ken
Fishers, IN198 contributions
May 2021
We took the Followthe Pack your and learned so much about wolves, bison and foxes. Absolutely wonderful experience. The wolves are so majestic and beautiful. The bison were playful in their habitat and the foxes were a joy to watch. Our guide was very knowledgeable and encouraged any and all questions.

We will be going back for one of the other programs.
Written May 22, 2021
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Thank you for coming to Wolf Park! Glad you enjoyed your tour- sounds like you did it all! check out the website- we have many specialty tours and events coming up. Hope to see you soon!
Written July 23, 2021
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SuzyQIndiana
Yorktown, IN479 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We went to the "Follow the Pack Tour" and "Howl Night" on a beautiful but cool April Saturday. The tour was informative and most of the animals were available for viewing. The tour is short and does involve walking. Nothing hard or strenuous. They did have a golf-cart type transport for people with mobility issues. There is a gift shop with a nice selection of clothing and gifts. We had quite a few hours to kill before the evening program but it was sooo worth the wait. Doors open at 7 and you have 30 minutes to wander around on your own. Then there is about an hour presentation with some of the wolves. It is mostly informative but very entertaining. Some were howling in the distance and one started howling back. It was well worth purchasing a family annual pass and attending both events.
Written April 17, 2022
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Thank you for the very thoughtful, positive review. Glad you enjoyed your day at Wolf Park. You did it up just right, the Follow The Pack Tour and Howl Night- So much to see and learn!. We greatly appreciate your support, come back to see us soon!
Written May 13, 2022
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Christine R
Morgantown, WV69 contributions
Aug 2021
Visiting the Wolf Park was the last stop on our week vacation with our oldest grandson. We were coming from 3 days at the Indiana Dunes National Park. After a week of trains, beaches and hiking, we were still attuned with nature. While the pack at the Wolf Park is small, the idea of only using it for conservation and education makes a lot of sense. Our guide, Kevin, who was an intern for the summer, was stellar. He could answer any and all questions asked and made the Wolf Pack tour a really fun stop for our grandson and ourselves. This is worth the trip and recommend it to those interest in wolves (as well as foxes and bison)
Written August 11, 2021
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Thank you for coming to Wolf Park and for the fine recommendation! Will pass on the good word to Kevin- we love our interns- a great bunch of fine young adults. Come back to see us soon!
Written August 17, 2021
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Wolf Park is open:
  • Sun - Fri 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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