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Call of the Wild Museum

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Address: 850 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1747
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+1 800-835-4347

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Beautiful dau

Sun shining, elk relaxing on other side of fence. See amazing animals right in the city! Easy to find, clean area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 23, 2016
Garden City, Michigan
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum and shopping here. Stopped here while raining one day and glad we did. It's definitely worth the stop.

Thank broughtonfamily611
Garden City, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Sun shining, elk relaxing on other side of fence. See amazing animals right in the city! Easy to find, clean area.

Thank Willbey1
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

This is a super cute place to take your children or to spend a fun afternoon learning new facts and information about Michigan wildlife. The gift shop is super cute too!

Thank Elizabeth D
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I know...a tourist trap you are thinking, but it was actually pretty fun! Much bigger than expected, lots of Michigan animals to see and learn about, a pretty extensive gift shop, and lots of good fudge. It's one of those things worth preserving through the years.

Thank isit5yet
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This was so much fun to do with my 3 yr old grandson. The owners /staff are so incredibly friendly. The exhibits were great! And the gift shop was huge and nice . They had a fudge bar too that was great! Not slit going on in Gaylord but the should be at the very top of families list.

Thank Michelle M
Fountain Valley, California
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

There's about every mammal smaller than a rhino, and the owls and some raptors can be seen close up, which is unlikely in an aviary. Authentic sound of the animals add greatly to the attraction. There's also fudge made in the store, and beverages; also a huge gift shop, stocked with all kinds of souvenirs, clothes, hats, and name brand... More 

Thank edq88222
Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Really enjoyed this stop. Free entry. The museum has an impressive number of taxidermy specimens. They are placed in a series of dioramas with brief descriptions. Nice gift shop in front with the museum in back.

Thank ready123go
Franklin, North Carolina
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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to see the animal displays. Very nicely done. Lots of fun activities for children. The gift shop is very nice. Abby was very helpful as we picked out fudge and coffees.

Thank nansker
Alma, Michigan
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped at call of the wild to do some shopping and go mini golfing at the Bavarian falls. Met the owners daughter she was so informative I have lived in Michigan all my life but she taught me so much about rocks in the state. Make sure you asked about pudding rocks and golf next door to see them.

Thank Pamela F
Traverse City, Michigan
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341 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This museum has been a staple to the Gaylord area for years. It is nicely done and offers some really neat animal mounts native to Michigan. It is worth the stop--not your typical "tourist trap". I have visited many times and enjoy it every time.

Thank diamondbabydoll

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