Voted one of the coolest small towns in America, Ely, MN boasts a rich history, unmatched wilderness experience, unique locally made shopping opportunities, great dining, and ample wildlife viewing. 

What to Do in Ely, MN

Ely Area Attractions: 

International Wolf Center

Meet wild wolves at their live wolf exhibit. wolf.org

North American Bear Center

Meet real bears at the live bear exhibit. bear.org

Dorothy Molter Museum

Visit the famous "Root Beer Ladies" original home. rootbeerlady.com

Ely Folk School

Learn handcrafts and folk skills. elyfolkschool.org

Sudan Underground Mine Tours

Go 1/2 mile underground and experience a real mine.   www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_vermilion_soudan/tours.html

Ely's Pioneer Mine Tour

Immerse yourself in Ely's rich Iron Ore mining history. elyartsandheritagecenter.org

Ely Winton Historical Society Museum

Explore Ely's rich history.  http://cdm16022.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16022coll68

Ely Area Golfing

Ely Golf Course

A 9 hole course, considered one of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in northern Minnesota. elymngolfclub.com

The Quarry at Giant's Ridge

Once home to a sand quarry and iron ore mine, the topography and sheer uniqueness of the Quarry at Giants Ridge sets this course apart from any other public course in the Midwest. giantsridge.com/golf/

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay is Minnesota's premier resort golf destination located on beautiful Lake Vermilion.  golfthewilderness.com

Ely Area Shopping

Wintergreen Northern Wear:

High quality outdoor apparel handcrafted on the brick and mortar store on the main street of Ely, MN since 1986. wintergreennorthernwear.com

Crapola

Cranberries, Apples and Granola = Crapola! Made in Ely, Minnesota. crapola.us

Steger Mukluks

Bright shop carrying locally made winter boots & moccasins, plus outdoor apparel & accessories.  mukluks.com

Pebble Spa 

Experience the best of the spa world but with the excellent service of the small town! pebblespaco.com

 
 

Ely Dining Options

Insula Restaurant

insularestaurant.com

Gator's Grilled Cheese Emporium

gatorsinely.com

Ely Steak House

elysteakhouse.com

Rockwood Bar & Grill

rockwoodely.com

Northern Grounds Coffee + Wine Bar

thenortherngrounds.com

Ely Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company

elysfrontporch.com

Call to Reserve:

1-218-365-6947

Vosburgh's Custom Cabin Rentals

14663 Vosburgh Rd • Ely, MN 55731

info@customcabins.com

1-218-365-6947

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