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Call of the Wild Museum

850 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1747
+1 800-835-4347
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Great museum

This is a taxidermy wildlife museum and it is really cool and informative. Great place to take... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Douglas T
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Fur filled family fun!

Staff was family of the original owners in the 50’s and very friendly and sweet to my 7 yr old. Fun... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Brgree
via mobile
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850 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1747
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+1 800-835-4347
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is a taxidermy wildlife museum and it is really cool and informative. Great place to take kids and has a souvenir/toy gift shop.

Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Staff was family of the original owners in the 50’s and very friendly and sweet to my 7 yr old. Fun scavenger hunt for all ages. Our son loved hearing to sounds of the different animals. We Loved the history and photos of the place....More

Thank Brgree
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. Very informative on animals in the area. They have scavenger hunt which was also fun . Staff was extremely nice and very helpful.

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I've been going there for years, even when I was a child. Love it a very good place to spend a day. Loved the description of all the animals and they have a very nice gift shop. My daughter-in-law got a year pass the kids...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We came to visit this museum with our 7 year old and 2 year old. This was our 7 years old's second visit, our 2 year old's first visit. Many of the mounts are older, but they did tell us about a new display coming....More

1  Thank Amanda R
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

On a -10 degree day in Gaylord, we spent two hours in the museum and the gift shop. As I have always wanted to visit here (but my parents would not take me), it was an opportunity I could not pass up. The museum is...More

Thank Theodore M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

‘Ello chaps! Boy, things in Gaylord sure are WILD – at least when you step inside “Call of the Wild”. The technical term for a place like this is wildlife museum. It’s kitchy for sure, but also sure to please the youngest members of any...More

Thank HerbertEdgewood
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We always stop to visit the Call of the Wild during our annual trip to Gaylord. From the time we were kids, to our own kids to now our grandchildren, we always make time to visit the great folks there and enjoy the tour. Very...More

Thank jbell1938
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This extraordinary establishment has been an exciting and fun-filled place to visit since I was a child. One is enticed by the museum which features a rock-wall structure through which you walk, givng a first hand experience into the habitats of many different animals who...More

Thank Marina L
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The Call of the Wild Museum is at the same address as the Bavarian Falls Park, which adds two more options when you come to visit, that readers might not be aware of. If its a beautiful day, you might want to add extra time...More

Thank AnnArborMHT
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Patricia S
29 July 2016|
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Response from Carly U | Reviewed this property |
We spent about nearly an hour there. It was 2 adults and 2 teenagers. I'm thinking it would take longer with small children, as its very interactive.
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Indy-annnna
6 May 2016|
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Response from MMarshall06 | Reviewed this property |
This is locally owned, possibly they bought items from the other place. Typically the animals are northern Michigan.
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