Exploring Ely

Here is a short list of some of our favorite places to explore, but certainly not a comprehensive list.

Great Places for Breakfast

  • Britton’s

  • Stony Ridge

  • Insula

  • Gator’s Grilled Cheese Emporium

  • Grand Ely Lodge


Great Places for Lunch/Dinner

  • Stony Ridge

  • The Boat House

  • Sir G’s Pizza

  • Ely Steak House

  • Grand Ely Lodge


Historical Destinations

  • Dorothy Molter (Root Beer Lady) Museum

  • Soudan Underground Mine & State Park

  • Ely Winton Historical Museum


Natural History & Wildlife

  • International Wolf Center

  • International Bear Center

  • Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary (Orr, MN)



  • Kawishiwi Trail and Falls

  • Bass Lake Trail

  • Trezona Trail


Great Shopping

  • All up and down the main street

  • Be sure to check out the Steger Mukluk store


Events Not to be Missed


Amazing Educational Programs

Check out the amazing programs and classes at the Ely Folk School.


Ely Area Chamber of Commerce

Click here to visit their site so you can explore even more.

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P.O. Box 780, Ely, MN 55731

129 Winton Point Rd. Winton, MN 

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