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Call of the Wild Museum

850 S. Wisconsin Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735
800-835-4347
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Gaylord
Type: Museums
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Laingsburg, Michigan
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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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46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews 51 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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12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Gaylord, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The museum offers an interesting lesson on the history of our region. The kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt. The adults found lots to shop for, from fine boots and moccasins to Gaylord souvenirs. The fudge is delicious! The miniature golf and go carts were fun for all.

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Gaylord, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Indoor food with an extensive gift store to boot (pun intended). A museum for the kids and fudge for the parents is what we found that we enjoyed. Outside my grand kids loved the miniature golf and my wife I had had a blast on the go carts. We will be back.

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Kingston, Tennessee
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26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

kids rode the go carts and we picked up some souvenirs from the trip. Didn't do the museum tour. Seemed expensive for what it was.

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Sudbury, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We are a young family with kids under 10 and both the boys and the girl loved this place. This attraction is very close to an elk park and looks small from the outside. The curator is very helpful and pointed out some neat things that an experience eye might notice....well worth the admission price.

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