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International Wolf Center

Features Animals
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We went in July (2 adults, 13yo, 9yo) and went there two days to take advantage of the next day... read more

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Cindy B
Florissant, Missouri, United States

We spent about an hour and a half at the Wolf Center recently. After paying for admission and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The International Wolf Center, located in Ely, Minnesota, gives visitors a chance to learn about wolves and see them in a beautiful northwoods habitat. The main attraction are five live wolves who make up our ambassador pack. The best time to see...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
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Reviewed yesterday

We went in July (2 adults, 13yo, 9yo) and went there two days to take advantage of the next day free (really you can use it the next day or the day after). Each day at noon, the 5 wolves get an enrichment item to...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought this was a very informative stop and certainly learned more about wolves, their habitat and the study of them. The displays were well done and put together nicely for a wide variety of ages. I did think the price was a bit high...More

Thank PolkaRandy
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent about an hour and a half at the Wolf Center recently. After paying for admission and getting our wristbands put on (save these if you are going to the Bear Center as well; you will get a discount), we first went to see...More

Thank kren250
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While staying in Hibbing, Minnesota for our Iron anniversary, we decided to head up to Ely and visit the wolves. The center was easy to locate (though our GPS took us off-road for a bit because it does not yet have the new highway on...More

Thank HLSWoods720
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is all about wolves in many facets. The have about 5 live wolves in an acre and a half natural environment behind large windows for the public viewing but please do not tap on the glass during your visit. Very educational and family...More

Thank Dogpilot
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time and learned a lot. Glad we made the trip. It was worth it. The wolves were amazing to watch.

Thank Heather U
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice exhibit, but it seemed a little "tired" compared to a previous trip. Also, some of the staff wasn't super-knowledgeable - maybe needed a little more training.

Thank sewhappy1221
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Wolf Center does not have as much information as the nearby Bear Center, but the wolves were in a much more natural setting. Make sure to be there for the “enrichment time.” We saw the wolves chase each other around to grab a beaver...More

Thank Mark51069
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see wolves, this is the place to do it. The building has a large glass wall and viewing auditorium. The wolves are fed and given treats during the day to bring them out where they can be seen. We got there...More

1  Thank mskopman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s really special to be able to see wolves this close. The people at the center are very knowledgeable about both wolves in general and this pack in particular. Get there early when the center opens for the best chance to see the pack active...More

Thank Martha C
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August 16, 2017|
Response from degullion | Reviewed this property |
Admission Price Adults are 13.00 Children ages 4-12 are 7.00 Children ages 3 and under are free Their is also a discount for Seniors and I think Military as well. It's a great place for families! There are neat things for... More
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Holly B | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, just saw this message. I recommend a couple hours, there is a lot to see.
Amber F
February 10, 2017|
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Response from IntlWolfCenter | Property representative |
Hi Amber, Our current winter hours (January 1 - May 15) are Friday 10 – 5; Saturday 9 – 5; Sunday 10 – 2. For a complete listing of our hours and schedule of our daily programs, visit our website. We look forward to your... More