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Ely is a nice town in the wilds of Northeast Minnesota. Population is about 4000. Ely is in the Superior National Forest. Actress Jessica Biel was born here.

Historic Ely

Ely has a nice historic district with several buildings of historic and/or architectural interest. A few are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ely Winton History Museum

The Ely Winton History Museum is on the Vermillion Community College and has a number of displays about area history emphasizing logging and mining. This museum is one of several museums in town.

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  • Last visit to Ely: Sep 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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