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Ely, Minnesota: North American Bear Center

Address:
1926 Hwy 169, Ely, MN
Directions:
One mile west of Ely, on the south side of Hwy 1/169.
Hours:
Summer daily 9-7, fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
218-365-7879
North American Bear Center

Through viewing windows, or from a balcony, see black bears frolic in an enclosed forest and pond. Unlike earlier bear attractions, this place tries hard to please everybody, including the bears.

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North American Bear Center

Everything you ever wanted to know about bears. Observe several live black bears roaming the enclosed grounds. Very educational. Hours of operation vary with the season.

[Kirwin Osborn, 08/24/2023]
North American Bear Center

If you go around 12:30, the guide said you can watch Lucky wash in the lake.

[Vicki Hart, 08/03/2021]

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