Dogsledding anyone??? Yes, you can plan & go on dogsledding trips in the Ely area.
This is a unique & down to earth way to see the nature of Northern Minnesota. They say they have tours for people from 8-80, this is an extreame type of vacation for ALL to do...
The Ely Winton History Museum is on the Vermillion Community College and has a number of displays about area history from prehistory (about 12,000 BC) to present emphasizing logging and mining. This museum is one of several museums in town. Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for kids 6 to 15.
International Wolf Center has 6 adult wolves. There are large windows to view them through. Information available on "who they are" & their stories. Film in the theatre & programs in the ampitheatre at different times. They have an area under construction during 2009, so things are a bit tighter than they normally are we were told. They are receptive to groups of adults or schools.
Highly recommend if you are in the area.
Ely Minnesota is a launching pad to the vast boreal forest wilderness know as the Boundary Waters Canoe area and Quetico National Park. The two of these parks encompass millions of square miles of forest and thousands of lakes. The majority of these lakes are only accessible by canoe.
Ely has tons of cute little gift shops...they have all sorts of things you would not find anywhere else.
Known as the Root Beer Lady, Dorothy lived her life in the BWCA until her death & during her life, many canoist came by to visit her.
The wolf is in a large population in this area & this center is devoted to the preservation of this animal. Anything & everything you want to know about the wolf is here.
Ely has a few nice murals downtown showing the history of the area, and some of the numerous outdoor activities popular in the area.
Ely has a nice historic district with several buildings of historic and/or architectural interest. A few are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.