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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  • 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

Green Practices

  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design

Attraction Attributes

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

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    Wolf Photography Weekend

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

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    Note: the emphasis on this program is placed on photographing wolf behaviors; we are not teaching you how to use your camera but rather how to interpret behaviors and anticipating what “comes next.”

  2. 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!

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

    Discover all that the north woods has to offer through the all-inclusive Wolves and Bears and Eagles, Oh My! program. Journey to Ely, Minnesota and spend the weekend learning about three very different kinds of wildlife. We'll take a trip out to the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, where we will have lessons from Frank Taylor in raptor banding, visit the North American Bear Center to see their live bears and exhibits, and of course, we will spend plenty of time at International Wolf Center! Meals and lodging are included, so join us for this multi-faceted adventure in northern Minnesota!

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    Call: (218) 365-4695

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