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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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Lots of Fun and Educational

We stopped here on our way home from Mackinaw City. We had a great time. There is a lot to learn. My daughter loved doing a scavenger hunt and they have many different options... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Krista P
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Portage, Michigan
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Portage, Michigan
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157 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here on our way home from Mackinaw City. We had a great time. There is a lot to learn. My daughter loved doing a scavenger hunt and they have many different options for varying ages (varying difficulties). They also have a neat hands on section that was a lot of fun.

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Thank Krista P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We decided to check out the attraction during a rainy afternoon while camping in the area. Teenager thought it was pretty good, we enjoyed reading and listening to the sounds of the animals. Displays were very well done and informative. Worth the stop!

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Thank Evelyn S
Yale
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know what to expect. It was very nice. So gald we went . Nicely displayed. Great service, and nice place.

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Thank Jacklin K
Gaylord, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well kept, with many amazing exibits. It is well staffed, and has an amazing gift shop. It's a great place for young ones to learn about the animals in nature. When you are done with the museum, there is putter golf and go carts to enjoy.

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Thank dvarty
Ontario
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77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so the place is definitely not Disney, but it's not priced that way either. My son and I stopped in on one of our road trips North and had a lot of fun riding the go carts and checking out the animals. There is mini-golf as well if you want. I'm not sure I'd make a special trip for... More 

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Thank JukeboxMama
Detroit, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here since I was a kid 30 years ago and nothing really has changed much. A great collection of taxidermy animals posed in their habitat. It is fun an educational, but a bit pricy for what it is. The gift shop is large and fun, as well as the unusual varieties of tasty fudge such as starburst and... More 

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Hilton, New York
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting and educational experience. This family-owned business has presented the wildlife of the upper midwest in a life-like setting. You can take as much or as little time as you like and there are also docents to provide interesting facts and answer questions.

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Thank GeneFlyer
Elmira, Michigan
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stop in. Have the museum you can walk through with all the animals and some animal sounds. My kids love going through it and every time we drive by my daughter ALWAYS wants to stop in! Plus it's a great place for souvenirs, gifts and fudge!

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Thank T S
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Have you gone to an old time arcade and loved the nostalgia ? If you have , you'll appreciate this.. You get a card to compete with your family in finding natural events captured in the many natural history exhibits. Bears and deer and virtually all of the animals found in the Midwest and beyond are captured in realistic exhibits.... More 

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Thank JovialJim
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Brought the kids here to drive go carts and ended up in the cute souvenirs shop. Great place to buy gifts.

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