Make Tracks to See Minnesota Wolves
In an area with one of the largest wolf populations in the U.S., Ely’s International Wolf Center teaches about wolves with an award-winning exhibit, films, and Aidan and Denali, the gray wolves living on display at the center.
Watch Aidan and Denali hunting, playing, and sleeping, from a large indoor area that looks out onto the wolves’ wooded habitat.A daily program, Wolf 101, give more insight into these animals. Saturday night programs spotlight wolf feeding and communication, giving visitors a chance to howl with the wolves.
The exhibit Wolves and Humans shows wolf behavior and lore and threats to the wolf’s survival. A children’s exhibit replicates the den of a pup named Little Wolf and tells the story of his first year of development.
During the winter, the International Wolf Center is open Fridays and Saturdays except December 24. Groups can extend their experience with an overnight stay or an afternoon custom program that could include dog sledding, snowshoeing to find wolf tracks, howling with a local pack, or other activities.