• International Wolf Center - Ely, Minnesota

      Roadtrip Attraction
      Observe wolves up close in a natural habitat and learn more about these fascinating animals, often maligned and feared by man. The mission of the IWC is to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future. Besides viewing wolves and exhibits, interpretive programs and films are offered daily. For the visitor with more time and a sense of adventure, consider one of the howling trips and howl with the wolves! Other fee and field trip programs are offered at various times of year.

      If you go:
      Hours and days open vary by season. Check website or call. Closed major holidays. Admission. The Dorothy Molter Museum is at 2002 East Sheridan Street (Hwy 169) and is open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Admission. Also, consider visiting the Dorothy Molter Museum, about 1/3 mile away towards downtown Ely. Dorothy was the last legal resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and was known as the "Root Beer Lady." See her cabin and learn more about her colorful history.


      1396 Highway 169
      Ely, Minnesota 55731-8129 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      International Wolf Center
      +1 (218) 365-4695

      Dorothy Molter Museum
      +1 (218) 365-4451