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“Should be Renamed the Harber Hunting Trophy House”

Harber Wildlife Museum
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Sherman
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

The animals in the Harber Wildlife Museum are done with masterful taxidermy, and the museum has a nice entrance area. However, there are a few serious problems with the museum. The first problem is that way too much information is given about the sponsors. This fact makes you feel like you are walking through someone's trophy room instead of a museum. And second, some items in the museum reflect poorly on the museum. The main items I am talking about are sculptures made out of elephant ivory tusks in the artifacts room.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I have been through this museum several times, always with grandchildren. There are many, many animals, large and small from little beetles to a giant elephant and huge giraffes. The first trip or two I was struck by how many animals there were. Then, one of my grandchildren asked, "Why did they kill all these animals?" and it made me think. These animals were killed by two expert game hunters purely for the sport of it. Such beautiful creatures killed for no other reason than the fun of killing and the show of what the Harbers have done. One of my little granddaughters calls it the "Dead Animal Zoo", so if you're into that sort of thing, I guess it would be enjoyable.

1  Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

You will be surprised that this exhibit is in Sherman. Great place to take the kids for an outting. I am told that the animals are changed out from time to time. You will never believe how many are in the museum.

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

I thought it would be okay but boy was I in for a surprise! This is not just a few tiny exhibits,kind of put here and there, it is a world class musuem adventure! The taxidermy work is such that you expect to see them move! Expect to be overwhelmed and in awe of the animals, the ambience, and the displays. It was a cool place to spend a hot afternoon and the price was really cheap - $5! Easily could have been double that or more and still worth it! Kids will love it but adults too will find much there to enjoy. Resource room has some very interesting travel slides playing. Can't say it enough...go, be amazed, and definately get your money's worth! Thank you to the Harbers for putting such a gorgeous and educational instution in our area!

1  Thank lee m
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Lots of cool animals from around the globe. This is definitely a place to visit while in the Sherman area. It is also a great place to take kids.

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