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International Wolf Center

Updated on September 8, 2012

Watch And Learn

Ever wanted to see wolves in their natural habitat? Some place where you could go, and see them up close? I know just the place. It's called The International Wolf Center, and it's right here in Minnesota. Ely to be exact. Ely is in the northern part of Minnesota. It's near Virginia and Hibbing. We're talking about a 2-3 hour drive from the Twin Cities Metro Area.

My husband and I visited there once when we were dating. As soon as we figure our son, Benjamin, is old enough, we're going to make another trip there.

Why Would You Want To Visit?

The biggest reason I can think of for someone to visit this place is because it's very interesting. Both adults and children can enjoy themselves and learn at the same time.

There's also a good chance that you'd get an "up close and personal" look at a wolf that you wouldn't see otherwise. They are behind a wall of thick glass windows, and I swear they know they're being watched, because they will pass right by the windows. You almost think you can touch them. It's a great experience!

Where Is It? - This way to the wolves

Here's a neat little map so you can find this great place.

International Wolf Center Video

The International Wolf Center has it's own Youtube page. It's a great place to see the wolves in action.

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Hope This Gave You Ideas

I hope you liked this little peek into this great attraction. Hopefully, it will make you want to visit there. You can also make donations to them through their homepage.

Seriously, everyone who loves wolves, should make a visit.

I won't give you a penny for them, but I would love to know what you thought of this lens. Thanks for visiting!

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      8 years ago

      I am from Kabetogama Lake in Minnesota. I will have to go visit our wolf brothers at the center someday, as I haven't yet. Ely is such a beautiful area with lots to explore and see. Its a wonderful place to have the center. Thank you so much for creating this very interesting lens, I have really enjoyed it. Really love wolves, and grew up with them in the wilderness. Gentle animals!

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      Rhonda Albom 

      9 years ago from New Zealand

      Beautiful lens. I do love the wolf pictures.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      9 years ago from New Zealand

      Beautiful lens. I do love the wolf pictures.

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I visited this place several years ago before a long hike in the area. It's a great! And so is your lens.

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      Spook LM 

      9 years ago

      The only time I don't sleep well is on a full moon. Have always thought this must mean I have wolf blood in me and should be baying at the moon. Keep up the great work.

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      9 years ago

      Wow, nice lens! I haven't really thought much about wolves, well, maybe the ones that vampires turn into-no, just kidding. Don't they turn into wolves though? Anyway, it's awesome to see a lens set up for them.

      I played the video of the wolf howling, and my dog sits up, ears tweaking to the sound and looking all around. Maybe it was a cousin of hers. Just kidding.

      Really nice lens!

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      9 years ago

      Nice lens. Another option for you to add - Julie of the Wolves. It is a fantastic book for children - young adults about a girl who is raised by wolves. It would make any child want to visit this place.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      9 years ago from Concord VA

      Oh, my granddaughter would love to visit there, but too far away, as she's in Virginia! Maybe one day! I'm lensrolling with my wolf pages. Great lens!


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