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International Wolf Center

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Go see the wolves

I have been there a few times and enjoy sitting at the windows and watching the pack. They are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
midnightphase
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Good place to stop

I wouldn't say this is a must do, but certainly a good place to go if you are looking for something... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
jodymmn
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Ramsey, Minnesota
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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
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1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there a few times and enjoy sitting at the windows and watching the pack. They are magnificent animals that are so misunderstood. They play, howl, and are affectionate with each other. The staff is very helpful to explain their behaviors too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I wouldn't say this is a must do, but certainly a good place to go if you are looking for something indoors to do. Yes, they only have 4 wolves....they were quite active. We attended the "Moose" program....very informal and informative. Also watched a 54...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jodymmn
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Only four wolves are usually on display in front of the giant glass windows (the auditorium). We visited the last weekend they were open for the season in October. We were fortunate that we were able to make the Arctic Wolves education session at 1...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

When we were in Ely the weather was pretty cold and windy so we decided to do an indoor activity and chose the Wolf Center. We did not think we would even see them up close but boy were we wrong. They were right there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

An educational place to learn about volvos and the many myths which seem to follow them. They are fascinating animals.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Absolutely loved this place. Although it was years ago, the memories are still fresh in our minds. The presentations were great, and very educational. The wolves were just pups at the time, very shy at first, but when arent puppies. Then to think these will...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kimo K
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We have been wanting to go here for several years. Pay the admission to the person at the counter. I asked now what? She said just walk around inside and look at the gift shop, theater and exhibits. Then she said to go to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

We could have spent another day at the Wolf Center. When the wolves are active--which they were during our visit cause the weather had turned cool-- it's hard to tear yourself away from the viewing area. There is a large exhibit area and an audio...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Timothy C
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Although the wolves were shy when I was there, I learned so much about them. I was especially fascinated by the myths from different countries around the world. Also the similarities of the wolves and our faithful friend the dog. Don't miss this wonderful place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diane R
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This is an educational center teaching people about wolves. There is a good size exhibit area, it was supposed to be about the relationship between wolves and humans but I wasn't picking up on that theme. Some of the exhibits are a little squeamish, as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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rwatson579
August 16, 2017|
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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
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cren1989
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.
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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
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