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Call of the Wild Museum

Address: 850 S. Wisconsin Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone Number: 800-835-4347
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Gaylord
Type: Museums
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Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Lansing, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

passing through gaylord we decided to stop at call of the wild it has been about 10 years since we were there last we enjoyed watching our grandson as he saw all the animals for the first time everyone was friendly and we left talking about all the fun old and new memories nice place to stop in gaylord

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My family went Up North almost every year when I was growing up. The Call of the Wild was ALWAYS our go-to spot on the way to the bridge. The restrooms were always clean, we loved the museum, we often bought our Minnetonka moccasins here, we ate a picnic lunch on the tables outside and I don't think we ever... More 

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