To have visited Ely, Minnesota leaves you knowing that there is a place where you can have your cake and eat it too. In Ely, it is possible to experience both the relaxing environment of a smaller town coupled with the excitement of a small city. Here, you can grasp nature so closely that you will notice an internal shift from hectic to tranquil. Whether you come to tip your toes in to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, immerse yourself in culture, endure a breathtaking hike, shop Ely’s local unique boutiques, or plop yourself down at one of Ely’s restaurants or quaint coffee shops, there is plenty to be enjoyed here. No matter what has enticed you here, no one can argue that Ely boasts of some of the most beautiful scenic adventures including its night time skies. Uninterrupted by both noise and pollution, the recapturing of the true meaning of a life fulfilled can be found while gazing at the bountiful, clear star filled sky.
Observe black bears as they stroll through their natural habitat.
Educate yourself on everything you have ever wanted to know (or didn’t) about these beautiful animals while observing them at the Wolf Center.
Known as Ely’s “Root beer Lady.” Dorothy was the last resident of the BWCAW. Her cabins have been relocated and are available for the viewing of her different lifestyle. Definitely a unique adventure.
Whether here to enjoy Summer, Fall, or Winter Ely offers a festival for all.