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Call of the Wild Museum

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Address: 850 S. Wisconsin Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone Number: 800-835-4347
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Very nice store even if you do not go through the museum

The Call of the Wild is a place you must visit if you are in Gaylord. Not sure about the museum itself, which I think is kind of touristy, but the store has many very cool things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Northville, Michigan
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Gaylord, Michigan
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77 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Museum during Christmas and enjoyed myself. The museum was small but entertaining, lots of info about the animals of Michigan. The gift shop was really nice and lots of interesting items; mostly natural type scenes or for the outdoorsy person. Kids love this place.

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Thank MMarshall06
Gaylord
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to take family to see authentic representations of all animals 'northern'. The store is jam-packed with goodies.

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Thank cupoteaGaylord
Northville, Michigan
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368 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The Call of the Wild is a place you must visit if you are in Gaylord. Not sure about the museum itself, which I think is kind of touristy, but the store has many very cool things for being "up north" in Michigan. Clothes, toys for kids, blankets, puzzles, cowboy boots (a huge selection), Petoskey stone gifts, wallets, lamps, knick... More 

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Thank BHartMich
Newark, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I’ve been coming north to indian River for the summers for most all of my life but never stopped to see Call Of the Wild because I thought it would be a cheesy “Tourist Trap." WOW what a pleasant surprise when I finally checked it out last week. The animal and other wildlife displays are very artistic and interesting and... More 

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Thank Buzz P
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a really cool museum. Go during an off season and not on a weekend if you want to see the exhibits in a relaxed fashion. The displays are very well done. The Gift Shop ROCKS! They have beautiful top of the line boots, great clothes, smart toys, and gifts for the home. It has a coffee shop and... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I am biased. I grew up in Gaylord. This was always a great place to go as a kid. Fast forward 20+ years...I am living on the West Coast, married with kiddos. We fly to Michigan to visit family. I take my husband and kids to this place. I have to give them to full tour of Gaylord/Elmira! They loved... More 

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Thank duranfan71
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is the place to go to see wild animal taxidermy specimens in their natural habitats. This attraction is very educational and interesting. Each display features one or more specimens with information on each species. Also, one can listen to the sound each animal makes. For those of you who remember the Underground Forest in Frederic, Michigan, as I do,... More 

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Thank NeilMichaels
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Stopped here for the second time this year at the request of my grand daughter. She didn't really want to stop this past spring (didn't know what the museum was about) but loved it when we took her. Stopped in again and enjoyed it as much as the first time. Spent a long time in the gift shop as they... More 

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Thank elaine c
Concord, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Excellent presentations of mounted animals of North America. Plenty of benches for old folks like me to sit. Great gift shop.

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Thank KAB6666
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Excellent!!!! Wonderful!! Been going since I was a child. Planned my trip whole trip around it. My special needs son & I were admitted free! Great caring people. Visited every day we were in the area!

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