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International Wolf Center, Ely

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  • Our family did the "Wolf Family Rendezvous" and we stayed overnight at the wolf center. It was an amazing experience!! My two girls ages 5 and 6 loved it and we all learned so much! It was an amazing ...  more »
  • Nice education about wolves and an opportunity to see real ones in a nice environment, there are many of them in Minnesota but you rarely get to see them in the wild !  more »
  • The exhibits and documentaries were well done and the wolves were amazing. The staff was very helpful and answered all of our questions.  more »
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  • This place is fascinating! We went foe the Saturday night wold feeding and, it only cost $7 a person. The place itself is beautiful but then you walk into the auditorium and there are glass panels and the wolves are rite there looking at you. There was a short and informative presentation and then they were fed. The wolves are brought in as pups and acclimated to people so they're very familiar with the employees and know their feeding time. They kept coming up to the window and seemed very comfortable with peope and cameras. It was an experience I'm so happy I caught and would absolutely recommend.
  • Wolves were beautiful... Very informative...my 12 yr old daughter loved it. Definitely a must see if you are in the Ely area.
  • Had a custom program for my nieces birthday party. Great staff and educational program. The kids loved it and enjoyed the individual attention. The center is large and has exhibits for young and old! The kids loved the youth area and spent lots of time playing. You can see their wolf pack in person at the viewing area. They also have a gift shop with reasonably priced souvenirs. A big win for a birthday event!
  • Wonderful walk through, I recommend going on a Friday or Saturday as they are fed Saturday evening, and seem to be more active before, than after a feeding. Staff was nice and knowledgeable.
  • The International Wolf Centers' central focus is on educating the public about wolves, especially when it comes to misconceptions damaging to the species. Wolves have a sizable enclosure and are active when wild wolves would be active. You view wolves through very large glass windows, not fencing or bars. Some will come up to the window, and that is quite a thrill! If you enjoy watching caged animals driven insane with boredom, visit a zoo. If you want to learn something and see wolves as they are meant to be, the International Wolf Center is the place for you!
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