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International Wolf Center, Ely

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TripAdvisor
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 environm...  more »
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  • Sadly, I was only able to stay half an hour yesterday, 8/14/16 when I expected to stay for an hour and a half. On Google, it said they were closing at 6 PM. I didn't check at the door when I paid to go in and was asked to leave at 5 PM. The gal said their new summer hours started just that day. Darn, I wish I could have stayed longer.
  • OK experience. The wolf pups were cute but we did not get to see them from closer than 30 feet or so. The admission goes towards paying for the upkeep of the wolves they have at the center. Pretty small exhibit. Expect to be done in an hour or so with kids, a little longer if you want to watch the various documentaries in the theatre.
  • My wife and I love wolves and this is an outstanding way to see and learn about them. They do excellent work here and we have been members for years. Their exhibits could use some updates as they have not changed in a long time, but they are trying to plan for some new interactive areas. Perhaps they should partially design it for rotating exhibits so they could keep it fresher without the extreme expense of creating new ones regularly.
  • Don't waste your money. For a family of 6 it cost $56 to get in. This is a museum about wolves. Nothing more. No wolves to been seen in several hours there. The staff said "oh you need to pay to come to the exclusive feeding or howl events to see the wolves." Just another tourist trap masquerading as a conservationist educational opportunity. You can learn more about wolves for free on Netflix.
  • It's interesting. I was a little annoyed that there was an interesting discussion in the auditorium but we weren't made aware of it when we paid. Maybe more direction would have made the experience better. There are some neat things to see. Warning! It is graphic.. We had just had lunch and I got nauseous when I saw a replica of a deer being eaten by a pack of wolves. Kids were more interested in the running up and down the big ramp, so it's probably best with older kids.