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North American Bear Center, Ely

#1 of 20 in Things to do in Ely
Must see · Science Museum · Specialty Museum
Bears have been unfairly demonized for centuries. Exaggerated perceptions of danger historically led to eradication campaigns using bounties, poison, trapping, and shooting. All eight bear species around the world are now listed as vulnerable, threatened or endangered in all or portions of their ranges. Remote habitats that once insured isolation and protection are now being occupied by people, and the attitudes of these people will determine the future of those populations.
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  • Just an incredible place with a friendly staff. Don’t miss the exhibit with stuffed animals at far end of building.  more »
  • Great venue. Got to see all 4 bears. Recommend the behind the scenes tour. Very nice center overall. Definitely Recommend to anyone in the area  more »
  • A fun place to visit! The educational information on the inside of the building is phenomenal - lots of educational videos, info, and exhibits. If you actually want to read and watch everything, you'd have to come back for a second visit and it'd be worth it. The tour was great as well and the staff were kind and very knowledgeable.
  • Great experience! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice gift shop. I learned a lot about bears during my time there. Very educational! I would highly recommend checking this place out!

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