Historic Ely

Town of Ely Historic Main Street (Ely)

(from Wiki) Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,460 at the 2010 census.[6] It is located on the Vermilion Iron Range, and is historically home to several iron ore mines.

Today the city of Ely is best known as a popular entry point for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness; the International Wolf Center, and the North American Bear Center.

The main street of Ely is lined with outfitters, outdoor clothing stores, and restaurants. State Highway 1 (MN 1), State Highway 169 (MN 169) and County Road 21 (Central Avenue) are the main routes in Ely.

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