International Wolf Center

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International Wolf Center

1396 Hwy 169
Ely, MN 55731

(218) 365-4695 (Phone)

1-800-ELY-WOLF (Toll Free)

(218) 365-3318 (Fax)

Region: Northeast


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Rates

  • Members - FREE, Adult $13.00, Seniors (60+) $11.00, Child* (4-12) $7.00. Buy admission for one day and your second consecutive day is FREE. *Children must be accompanied by a paid adult.

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  • .25 mi North East of Ely on Hwy 169.

Other Date Information

  • JUNE 12 – AUGUST 13, 2017 Open daily 9 – 6 For complete listing of hours and rates, visit wolf.org.

Green Practices

  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. North Country by Dogsled

    North Country by Dogsled

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695
    Toll Free: 1-800-ELY-WOLF

    Join International Wolf Center staff on an adventure into the north country by dogsled to learn about wolves! Start your weekend with a hot dinner and a night at the International Wolf Center observing our ambassador wolves. After a continental breakfast in the morning, begin your expedition at White Wilderness Dog Sledding by learning how to harness your dogs, and depart across the snow covered wilderness for a full day of dog sledding. Search for wolf tracks along your trail and spend a peaceful night in an insulated, heated yurt! Return by dogsled the next morning and wrap up your journey at the International Wolf Center over a hot cup of coffee (or cocoa). Bring your sense of adventure for this unique opportunity!

  2. Wine, Women, and Wolves: Northwoods Winter

    Wine, Women, and Wolves: Northwoods Winter

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695

    Join us for a fun, relaxing weekend learning about wolves and the northwoods while enjoying the company of women who have the same hectic routine as you! Slow it down for the weekend, enjoy some wine and cheese as we gather at the Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base. Participate in a weekend full of dog sledding, radio telemetry, and trekking through the snowy northwoods! Enjoy everything the frozen wilderness has to offer on this magnificent outdoors excursion!

  3. Winter Survival in the Northwoods

    Winter Survival in the Northwoods

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695
    Toll Free: (800) ELY-WOLF

    Join our northwoods adventure! You’ll learn the basics of surviving in a winter landscape through campfire dinners, shelter building, and winter travel. Howl at the night sky in wolf territory, and strap on your snowshoes for this extraordinary adventure!

  4. Wolf Family Rendezvous

    Wolf Family Rendezvous

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695
    Toll Free: 1-800-ELY-WOLF

    A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely has to offer. The Wolf Family Rendezvous program includes three days of free admissions to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private wolf viewing time before and after the Center closes to the public, a hike in the Superior Natural Forest, a pizza dinner and admission to the popular Saturday night ‘What’s for Dinner?’ program at the Center. After that program, spread out your sleeping bag in our auditorium and spend the night in the Center to observe the wolves overnight. We’ll serve breakfast first thing Sunday, along with more private viewing time and, of course, wolf Jeopardy! Come anytime Friday and leave as early as 10 a.m. Sunday.

  5. Wolf Photography Weekend

    Wolf Photography Weekend

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695

    Discover the art of photographing wolves at the International Wolf Center. Participants will learn important information about the Center’s ambassador wolves, learn to read wolf body language so you can be ready for the next action shot. Staff will also provide a scenic tour in wild wolf country to capture the fall colors that peak this time of the year.

  6. Wolves after Dark

    Wolves after Dark

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695
    Toll Free: 1-800-ELY-WOLF

    Have you wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here’s your opportunity to participate in a “Citizen Science” project and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Participants camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolf viewing windows! The next morning, after a relaxing continental breakfast, analyze the evening’s observations and interpret the behavior. Bring your sense of adventure, a sleeping bag and pillow for this unique overnight opportunity at the Center!

  7. Working for Wolves

    Working for Wolves

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695

    Spend a weekend “Working for Wolves” assisting the wolf care staff with some very specialized projects that benefit the ambassador wolves. The fall sessions typically involve summer tree branch removal and preparation for winter.

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