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“Excellent Place to Vist”

International Wolf Center
Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I live in Ely and have been here numerous times and would recommend everyone to visit the IWC. Lot's of information and they offer some great programs.

Thank MNBonefish
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

A really well thought out centre with excellent education programs.

With viewing windows and rangers to answer questions, you'll learn a lot about this maligned creature.

Well worth a visit when in Ely.

Thank ThePackedBag
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Extremely educational with beautiful appreciation for the wolves. Jess is awesome and was incredibly accommodating to our group. Learning about the wolves was an awesome experience - I highly recommend it!

Thank T W
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

It was just amazing. You can watch as the wolves interact through huge windows; you feel like you can almost touch them, they're so close. The building has beautiful architecture and everything was very clean. We can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a really fantastic facility devoted to one of the most misunderstood animals on earth. It's a museum, zoo, nature preserve and classroom all in one place.

Thank jpwest
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