Northwoods Medallion Hunt

February 7, 2019 - February 17, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The second annual Ely Northwoods Medallion Hunt will run from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 17, 2019 as part of the Ely Winter Festival activities.  This is an annual event with a different Northwoods theme each year.

There will be a total of ten clues released each day starting February 7 to lead hunters to the medallion.  Tune into WELY at 9:30 a.m. each day for the Early Bird release of the clue!  If you miss the WELY broadcast, the clues will also be released each day at 10:00 a.m.  They will be posted at the Chamber of Commerce building at 1600 E. Sheridan St., on our website page (, on the Ely

MN Events Facebook page and at participating Ely merchants.

The first one to find the medallion will win $250 in Chamber bucks!! But there are more chances to win!

Commemorative Wooden Nickels Drawings

Each participating Ely merchant will also have Northwoods Medallion Hunt commemorative wooden nickels.  For every ten wooden nickels turned in at the Chamber of Commerce, you will receive an entry form for a drawing for four prizes:  first place – $100 Chamber Bucks, second place – $75 Chamber Bucks, third place – $50 Chamber Bucks and fourth place – $25 Chamber Bucks.

No purchase necessary.  Visit participating merchants often to collect a coin – one coin per person at each store per day.  There is no limit to the amount of days you visit each store, so you can collect wooden nickels galore to turn in for an entry form for the drawings (just remember it takes ten wooden nickels to get an entry for the drawing).

Visit for more information.

Location: Ely Chamber of Commerce
1600 E. Sheridan Street, Ely, MN, 55731

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