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International Wolf Center

Features Animals
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Informative and fun experience

Took our kids to see the Wolf Center and was impressed by the quality of the exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Patricia F
Must see in Ely

It was a rainy day and I decided to check out the Wolf Center. I didn't expect such a lovely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Columbus Ohio
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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 the wolves is first thing in the morning and then late in the afternoon. This is especially the case during hot summer months. If you can't make it early or late in the day, we recommend coming by at noon. Every day at noon we offer enrichment for the wolves, so they typically all come out and are visible through the massive auditorium windows. We also offer a unique Saturday evening program where the wolves get their weekly meals. That program is at 7 p.m. The Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took our kids to see the Wolf Center and was impressed by the quality of the exhibits and professionalism of the staff. The presentation we got to see and hear in their viewing area provided interesting information with videos and passed around items such as...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a rainy day and I decided to check out the Wolf Center. I didn't expect such a lovely building and detailed, informative exhibits, so I'm glad I stopped by. Of course, the wolf-watching was the highlight. I sat at the windows for a...More

Thank BethInOhio
Reviewed 1 week ago

During the encounter times, the wolves come up near the glass. The day we were there, the wolves got cinnamon oil on the ground which they loved. Neat place and worth the hour or so to view.

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do if you are nearby. Very nice facility good museum and informative. To see the wolves was a bucket list item. OUTSTANDING

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We particularly enjoyed the informative presentation given by a staff person. She was very knowledgeable. The 5 wolves all came out while we there and their viewing windows made it easy to follow them as they came from and went into the woods. If you...More

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I participated in a week-long adventure in BWCA called "Howling with the Wolves". This visit was part of that endeavor. It's amazing how one particular slice of our environment can be so studied and analyzed. The folks at the Wolf Center do just that. Anything...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Internation Wolf Center with friends during our one week stay in Ely. It is quite an amazing facility with very educational programming/movies/presentations. I highly recommend this as a must see.

Thank tldewitt81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get to see the wolves actively moving around and playing. Beautiful animals! And wonder of wonderful wonders we got to see and Hear them howl! It was fantastic! It is a Must See if you go to Ely!

Thank DLPenning
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If it's a hot, hot day, the wolves may retreat to their den or the woods in which case it's better to get there early on. Our day was fine and all the wolves were out. So amazing, and there's an excellent presentation. Very educational...More

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were three beautiful wolves that we could see and that was it. The rest were stuffed wolves which was nice but not nice enough for the entrance fee. It would be a good place to bring young children to learn more about wolves. Other...More

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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