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Address: 1396 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
Phone Number:
218-365-4695
Wednesday
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Wanting to meet new pups

Wonderful staff. Not much to do, but beautiful place and the wolves ate gorgeous. Easy to find, not far from Arrowhead Rv Resort. Walking distance.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sheila M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful staff. Not much to do, but beautiful place and the wolves ate gorgeous. Easy to find, not far from Arrowhead Rv Resort. Walking distance.

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Thank Sheila M
North Bonneville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in town for the bear center but thought I would check out the wolf center as well. So glad I did. Great information and live wolves behind a viewing glass.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My life and i made a special trip to Ely, Minnesota just to visit the Wolf centre. This place should be the model for education and interpretive centres everywhere. Knowledgeable staff, great environment for the wolves and not touristy at all. They are there for the animals and their benefit alone. At $12 entry fee the value for money is... More 

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Thank Bill D
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been visiting here since 2006. This center is a wonderful resource for educating people about wolves. The center has an ambassador pack of several species of wolves for people to view.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had just 1.5 hours but we packed it full of what was offered. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and the wolves came out to say hi at the very end. The theater activities were well done and we all learned a lot.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to see wolfs from a safe distance. Ha. There were two right up front when we were there. Plus they had a great Northern lights gallery show.

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Thank K2M
Gardiner, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

My son and I visited the wolf center while staying in nearby Babbitt. It is a great museum with loads of information about wolves and how they interact with people. The highlight, of course, is seeing the resident wolves up close. We had a great time.

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Thank MinivanWarrior
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The International Wolf Center in Ely, MN is a must! My husband and I have been looking forward to visiting this place for many years. Not only do you get to see the wolves interact and come up to the windows, but you also learn a lot about each wolf and all the research done. I suggest visiting in the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

A worthwhile attraction to visit. Informative exhibits. The wolves were viewable. I would recommend the evening program.

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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

My husband and I have been here several times. This time we took our 3 grand kids and a guest from Texas. All were impressed with this wonderful and entertaining exhibit. This wolves are very well taken care of-- yes, they are enclosed but in acres not cages. There is a huge stadium seating viewing room. You can see real... More 

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