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International Wolf Center

#2 of 34 things to do in Ely Features Animals
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Was great to see the wolves in the natural habitat. Was fun to watch them playing around and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Duane M
Willmar, Minnesota
Amazing experience not to be missed.

Loved our visit and learned so much from the presentation about the complex social behaviour of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
+1 218-365-4695
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Reviewed yesterday

Was great to see the wolves in the natural habitat. Was fun to watch them playing around and coming up to the window to see what we were doing. The kids thought it was fantastic.

Thank Duane M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved our visit and learned so much from the presentation about the complex social behaviour of the wolves. Large viewing window allowed us to get close to the wolves. In depth displays were very good also and gave much information about the different types of...More

1  Thank Satravelforlife
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited both the Bear Center and the Wolf Center in Ely. Both were worth the time but I would give the Bear Center a higher grade. Perhaps it is because I have seen wolves many times before. Stop here when you are in the...More

1  Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic spot to spend a couple hours in Ely. The wolf enclosure has a huge viewing window for guests to use, but the wolves can still hide if they don't want to see all the people which is nice. There is plenty of information...More

1  Thank TimberWolfL
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.We really enjoyed watching the wolves interact.I would recommend going in the morning between 10 and 12 pm. The center has a enrichment activity with the wolves around noon time, which all five wolves can be seen. The viewing...More

1  Thank playswithcookies1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the Wolf Center. We learned a lot and saw several beautiful wolves.

1  Thank jih45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do visit this spectacular place that's home to some beautiful wolves! The staff is exceptional and the hospitality is wonderful. Their entry tags are good for two days, and If you opt to visit the Bear Center in Ely as well, you can get $1...More

1  Thank SeemaTiwari
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with daughter in law and granddaughter. Had a Great time. Best to go late morning when they are more active. Check their schedule for when they give them a snack. They all wake up, or come from the woods when they hear them. I...More

1  Thank Diane A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Showed up early in the morning (best tie to catch them active and about). Had the chance to see all 5. The displays are very good and informative and the staff is always willing to help and answer questions. If you want to take pictures...More

1  Thank twlr407
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before you go, I would recommend following their schedule - check their website . They have a night where the wolves are fed, and I understand this is the optimal time to see them. There are certain activities to engage the wolves and lure them...More

Thank Buskahhh
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19 May 2017|
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Response from Bill D | Reviewed this property |
an hour is about right unless you are there at feeding time or want to take in one of the lectures. Feeding is Saturday evening at 7pm. they are fed once per week as that is the frequency that a wolf pack successfully hunts... More
Amber F
11 February 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
18 January 2017|
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Response from IntlWolfCenter | Property representative |
Hi jeanleaman, You will need to rent a car in Duluth and drive to Ely. As others have mentioned it is a two hour drive. We recommend using Google Maps to plan out your route. MN-1 W is a beautiful route to Ely that many... More