International Wolf Center1396 Hwy 169
Ely, MN 55731
North East of Ely on Hwy 169.Get Directions
Visit the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota, heart of the Superior National Forest to have a close encounter with our Exhibit Pack as they play, eat, sleep and tussle. Several times daily, our staff naturalists will introduce the pack through captivating programs for children and adults.
You won't be able to resist our new interactive and entertaining Discover Wolves exhibit. You will learn how wolves were important to various cultures over time. You will learn about radio telemetry when you take a seat in a simulated airplane cockpit, push a button, and take off on a pack-tracking mission over a frozen lake. Plus explore a field exam station where young and old alike can learn how—and why— these field exams are done. These are just a few of the features of our new exhibit.
For the more adventurous, field trips deep into wolf country will help you discover your wild side. You'll howl to wild packs, get firsthand experience with wolf research techniques and learn about other wildlife species.
Cap off your adventure with a stop at the Wolf Den Store. Our many wolf gifts will remind you of your wonderful visit to wolf country.
Hours & Dates
Summer (May 11 - October 18)
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Late Fall, Winter and Spring (October 19 - May 9)
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Members: FREE
- Adults: $14.00
- Seniors 60+: $12.00
- Child 4-12: $8.00
- Child 3 and under: FREE
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 651 reviews
I loved visiting the International Wolf Center. It was very informative and I learned a lot about wolves that I would have never thought of. The wolves were beautiful and the employees are ready and...
— 275julietw, August 11, 2020
Knowledgeable and friendly staff and interesting exhibits. Very good presentation on history of wolves in US.
— BW9968, August 9, 2020
We were finishing in Cook Minnesota and the fish weren’t really biting so we decided to drive 50 miles to Ely Minnesota which was a very nice town. I went with my family and was a little...
— stephaniesF6494HU, August 6, 2020
We enjoyed hearing two talks about wolves and the information delivered was interesting. It was nice to hear them say they were purely trying to educate people on wolves and not drive them to any...
— Brent W, August 5, 2020
We are members and visit every day when we are in Ely. We really enjoyed the member time in the morning before the center opened to the public. It is best to get here right away in the morning...
— Ksonder915, July 31, 2020