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Who’s your favorite teacher: Mother Nature

Time and time again people find themselves wondering what to do in Gaylord Mi. Since I was a... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Gaylord, Michigan
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Family Tradition

Can’t visit Gaylord without taking the Call of the Wild tour. Informative and fun. Some of the... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Burlington, Vermont
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850 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1747
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Time and time again people find themselves wondering what to do in Gaylord Mi. Since I was a teenager visiting this northern Michigan town in the late seventies I felt an impulse to see and explore the museum on Wisconsin avenue ‘Call of The Wild’....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Can’t visit Gaylord without taking the Call of the Wild tour. Informative and fun. Some of the animals are a bit old, but that’s part of the fun. Great fudge and staff is really welcoming and nice. Been visiting this place for 40+ years back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

On vacation thru Michigan, I was searching for things to do on our rainy drive home and came across Call of the Wild Museum. We decided to give it a try and are glad we did. It was pouring down rain when we arrived and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank boxerjake
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I can not tell everyone just how clean this museum is and how beautiful the exhibits are. This is not a place for you PETA types, however, if you understand the relationship between humans and hunting then this is a must stop after you visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Not to impressed, all you see is stuffed animals The movie in the beginning was good and all the people were very nice, but overall I thought it was a little boring.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

A great museum of wild animals complete with scavenger hunts if one wants. There are also places to listen to the sounds of the animals. The gift shop is also great with fudge and tshirts and all sorts of local items.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank den0728
MorganJayS, Owner at Call of the Wild Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thank you! We are glad you had a good time and made some memories. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Having been xoming hete since I was a kid, and this past week I brought my kids here. Go-carts are ALWAYS a kid favorite, and they have double cars for the small kids to ride along with parents. Putt putt is always a favorite with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I like museums and touristy places. If you can take your time going through the museum. I spent over an hour in there, reading all the information. It has interactive areas with questions and answers. The gift shop was very nice. Bought some stuff I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 169edv
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The gift shop is amazing. They always have the cutest stuff. Lots of different fudge and great deals on tshirts. The museum its self is a little old, but still worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lisa-Scott1008
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a taxidermy wildlife museum and it is really cool and informative. Great place to take kids and has a souvenir/toy gift shop.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Patricia S
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Response from 459carlyu | Reviewed this property |
We spent about nearly an hour there. It was 2 adults and 2 teenagers. I'm thinking it would take longer with small children, as its very interactive.
May 6, 2016|
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Response from MMarshall06 | Reviewed this property |
This is locally owned, possibly they bought items from the other place. Typically the animals are northern Michigan.