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Let The Teacherage at Alango be your home base while you explore the area attractions! These happen to be a few of our favorites.

Lake Vermilion and Lake Vermilion State Park

In the 1940's the National Geographic Society declared Lake Vermilion one of the top ten most scenic lakes in the United States. And it still is today. With its 40,000 acres of water, 365 islands and 1200 miles of shoreline, it stretches 40 miles across the heart of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region. Minnesota's newest state park is a 3,000-acre expanse bordering Lake Vermilion and the Superior National Forest. Lake Vermilion State Park officially opened in June, 2011.

International Wolf Center, Ely, Minnesota

LOCATION: International Wolf Center 1396 Highway 169 Ely, Minnesota 55731-8129

TELEPHONE: 218-365-4695

HOURS:January 1 - May 14 Open Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 15 - June 14 Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 15 - August 14 Open daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. August 15 - October 14 Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. October 15 - December 31 Open Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ADMISSION:Members Free, Adult $8.50, Child (3 - 12)$4.50,Children under 3 Free,Seniors (60 and over)$7.50.

This particular wolf was photographed on our own property at The Teacherage at Alango!

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness(BWCAW)

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), as we know it, was established in 1978 by Congress through BWCA Wilderness Act. This Act restricted logging, mining, and most motorized access to this 1,000,000+ acre area in northern Minnesota. The BWCAW is part of and managed by the Superior National Forest. The BWCAW is visited by more than 200,000 visitors who travel the more than 1500 miles of canoe routes and stay at the 2000+ camp sites. The Boundary Waters is a pristine, yet rugged wilderness. The lakes are cut from granite and surrounded in old pine growth.

Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, Orr, Minnesota

The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary operated by the American Bear Association in Orr, Minnesota is often described as the best place to see wild black bears in their natural habitat, and for good reason. From our expanded viewing deck visitors can learn about black bears by observing their natural behavior.

HOURS: The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary is open Tuesday through Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day weekend.

ADMISSION: Adults and seniors 18+ $8, 6-17 year olds $4, 5 and under Free.


Cook, Minnesota

The quaint town of Cook, Minnesota is located just ten miles away. Cook (est. pop. 500) is a self-sufficient community with its own airport, historic movie theatre, souvenir and specialty shops,golf course, supermarket, churches, gas stations and hospital.


Fortune Bay Casino, Tower, Minnesota

Fortune Bay Casino is more than an action-packed casino. Play 18 holes on the world-class golf course, take a boat ride from the full-service marina, catch some live entertainment, or visit the award-winning heritage center.