Dollar General is proud to be America’s neighborhood general store. We strive to make shopping hassle-free and affordable with more than 15,000 convenient, easy-to-shop stores. Our stores deliver everyday low prices on items including food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, family apparel, housewares, seasonal items, paper products and much more from America’s most-trusted brands and products, along with Dollar General’s high-quality private brands
With over 100 years of combined experience in the Lumber Industry, serving not only the Ely area but also Illinois, Central and Southern Minnesota, the staff at Voyageur Lumber has just about seen it all. This combination of experience and adaptability is Vital in an ever changing Industry and an ever changing world. So, whether you’re looking to build your dream Rustic Getaway or an Energy Efficient Green Building, you can count on Voyageur Lumber to answer your questions and provide you with the materials and service you need.
Help in product selection
Helpful employees to help load your vehicle and secure the load
Help in finding local contractors and other sub contractors
Helpful local information
At Mike Motors, we strive to make sure that all of our customers are Completely Satisfied by exceeding your expectations! Contact us today and one of our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our trained sales staff will help you every step of the way during your shopping experience at Mike Motors. Our sales team is ready to answer any questions you have as you shop for a new vehicle in Ely.
Our GM Certified Service department has the expertise to perform a wide range of GM services. From routine maintenance to critical repairs, we take the stress out of servicing your vehicle.
Mike Motors, where a handshake still means something!
The Dorothy Molter Museum is a seasonally operating, historic museum focusing on the life and legacy of Ely Area icon, Dorothy Molter.
Click Here to View Visitation Updates and Temporary Hours of Operation
Through tours of Dorothy’s original cabins, self-guided exploration of our outdoor, natural areas, community programming and a wide selection of mission-driven retail merchandise (including our own Isle of Pines Root Beer), visitors will leave with an understanding of who Dorothy was, how she lived in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and a greater appreciation for the Ely Area’s natural and cultural history.
With the uncertainty of future public health initiatives and guidelines, the operation of the Museum will be significantly different this season. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters.
The Dorothy Molter Museum preserves and interprets Northwoods wilderness heritage through learning opportunities inspired by Dorothy Molter, the last non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).
As a private, non-profit organization representing part of the unique and rich history of northeastern Minnesota, the Dorothy Molter Museum strives to not only honor the legacy of its namesake but also, be an active and positive member of the Ely Area community and family of Minnesota museums.
Through tours in three of Dorothy’s original cabins, self-guided exploration of our outdoor, natural areas, community events, public programs, and a wide selection of mission-driven retail merchandise (including our own Isle of Pines Root Beer), visitors will leave with an understanding of who Dorothy was, how she lived in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and a greater appreciation for the Ely Area’s natural and cultural history.
The mission of the Ely Area Food Shelf is to provide a resource for people living in Ely, Minnesota, and the surrounding communities who have run out of options to alleviate hunger.
The food shelf is located at 15 West Conan Street and is open on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
People who need assistance can shop between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Home delivery is available for people who are homebound and have no other options for receiving food, such as having a friend or relative shop for them. A volunteer will call to help you “shop by phone” and your food will be delivered. Call (218) 235-8527 to register for this program.
Emergency assistance is available during the month by calling (218) 235-8527.
Ely Drop and Shop is a locally owned thrift store dedicated to serving our community by raising money through our store to help local groups, clubs, and organizations reach short term goals. We believe that together we can help our community grow.
Legacy Toys was founded in Ely, Minnesota in 2012 as a uniquely original toy store, devoted to helping kids and their families ignite their imagination through exploration and play.
With stores in both Minnesota and North Dakota, we encourage people of all ages to engage in interactive play throughout their visit. Each location provides its own unique experience, with one-of-a-kind displays and activities that are sure to entertain. With a dedicated and experienced staff, we will help you find the perfect toys, games, plush, and more for everyone in your life!
Take home a piece of Minnesota when you visit the Chris Perry Gallery! Showcasing beautiful fine art prints of northern lights, Minnesota landscapes, northern Minnesota wildlife and night photography! Fine art prints, frames handmade in Ely, cards, posters and more!
Nature and landscape photography and handmade prints and frames by Chris Perry. Visit our gallery in downtown Ely. Open on busy weekends and always by appointment.