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“Something Different!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Guntzviller's Spirit of the Woods Museum

Guntzviller's Spirit of the Woods Museum
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CANADA
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Something Different!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stumbled upon this museum during our stay in Acme, MI. While driving to Elk Rapids, we saw the sign for the museum. On our way back to Acme that same afternoon, we thought we would stop in and check out the museum. Our son (5 yrs old) is an animal lover, so when we walked in and saw all of the artifacts and animals the museum has displayed, he and our 3 year old daughter were enthralled. We spent about half an hour walking around, explaining things to our little ones. My parents were also with my husband and I, and they found it interesting, too. When we had to leave the area for the 4 1/2 hr drive home yesterday morning, my son wanted to go back to the museum. We promised him we'd go back for a visit next time we take a vacation there. We must make good on this promise. We will go again.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Fort Worth, TX
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505 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Eccentric!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is an eccentric little museum/store just south of Elk Rapids...has some interesting taxidermy, and museum pieces that is sure to spark conversation. There is no set admission fee, just a requested donation, so go, and take a look and then contribute accordingly!

Visited July 2012
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Plainwell, Michigan, United States
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“We go every year!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Every time we go to Traverse City we visit this establishment. It is small and quaint and absolutely perfect. They have a great gift shop filled with very cool things, but our draw is the museum. I have two boys and they love the Native American Indian artifacts and all the taxidermy. The owners have displays set up with the animals that have been taxidermied and it is quite impressive. The gentleman who owns or operates is always pulling something interesting and new out of a closet to show our boys- last time it was a python skin as long as the room! He not only allowed the boys to touch it they were in charge of unrolling it to see how long it was! He was patient and seemed to enjoy sharing with our children. It is small looking on the outside, but every inch is packed with something interesting and even though we've been so many times, we can't seem to leave Traverse City without going!!! : )

Visited August 2012
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