Things to Do

The International Wolf Center – a must stop! 1.800.ely wolf  or
The North American Bear Center –
The Dorothy Molter Center (the “rootbeer lady” of the BWCA) 218.365.4451
The Soudan Underground Mine – 1/2 mile deep! 218.753.2245
Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary – Bears, bears, and more bears! 800.357.9255
Ely’s History Interpretative Center – displays of early life in the mining and logging of this region. 218.365.3226
Guided day trip to the Indian pictographs – Gateway North Outfitters, 800-280-2359
Guided fishing adventure – check with Blue Heron for options

Or try these activities:

* a pontoon boat tour of historic Burntside Lake 218.365.5445
* rent a kayak or rent a bicycle at Piragis 800.223.6565 or at Red Rock  Outfitting 800.280.1078

* plan time for Ely’s unique shops – handicrafts abound
* Golf – 9 challenging holes in Ely,   218.365.5932…..  9 holes in Babbitt 218.827.2603, and a championship 18 hole course at Giants Ridge 218.865.4143 or The Wilderness at Fortune Bay 800-992-4680

* “Iron World”  The Iron Range Cultural Center & Amusement Park. Features the history of iron mining in our area and the people of different cultures that worked them. 800.372.6437
* Hull Rust Mine the largest working open pit iron mine in the world…. maybe. 218.262.4900
* the town of Embarrass’s Visitors & Sisu (Finnish) Heritage Tour Center Old Finnish Home & Barn tours
* Ely Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Information Center 800.777.7281

Best of all, Northern Lights (when “She” provides, and the clouds allow)
The Milky way – free of light pollution, simply awesome…
or the Call of the Loons… & the Howl of the Wolves are FREE

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