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Address: 850 S. Wisconsin Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone Number: 800-835-4347
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better in the old days

Remember when this was called the underground wilderness and was a lot cheaper had more cool stuff then now its to expensive to take even small kids

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Grayling, Michigan
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Grayling, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Remember when this was called the underground wilderness and was a lot cheaper had more cool stuff then now its to expensive to take even small kids

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Children of all ages will enjoy a walk through Call of the Wild. It's been there for decades and is family owned and operated. I can remember my grandparents taking me there when I was young. Perfect stop for families with children who like to look at and learn about animals (note that all the animals are taxidermied).

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Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Seeing all the animals was very interesting. Even though we live in the country, there were MANY different species that we just don't have in our area. The short little movie was done very well and interesting even for adults. Souvenir shop had many different things to choose from with a wide price range.

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Detroit, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have been by this place a million times while traveling north. Never have I stopped there. As a kid, there was no way my parents would stop at a "typical tourist" place. This time, my friend insisted that I at least see their gift shop. Well guess what? This gift shop was not typical at all. They had wonderful... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a family friendly attraction in Gaylord that won't break the bank. Admission is reasonable as are the gift shop prices. Our two granddaughters won the coloring contest and received "Webkins" as a prize. Many of the mounts have been replaced in recent years, giving the museum a fresh look. Great place to go on a rainy day.

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is real family fun been there several times. The museum has sound with the animal s a picture place for kids and a nice gift shop.

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Laingsburg, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The museum was very informative with a lot of different animals on display. We really liked being able to listen to some of the animals sounds that they make. For a family of 6 it seemed a bit expensive to have to pay for each individual person. A family rate maxing out at $20 would have been more acceptable. We... More 

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Athens, Greece
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126 reviews 126 reviews
56 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

and fun for adults also. A huge taxidermy collection of northern animals. Also good western wear, a go-kart track, and miniature golf! What more could you want?

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Fenton, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family and I stopped in on our way to the UP because it was something my husband had done as a child and my son and I had never been. It was interesting to learn about the animals in the museum. I did think it was strange that a worker came up to me and took a shirt right... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We also go when we are in town. Our boys love seeing the animals. There is also a great mini-golf place right next door.

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