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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 3 weeks ago
Burlington, Vermont
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A Nice Surprise

On vacation thru Michigan, I was searching for things to do on our rainy drive home and came across... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janice M
Freeburg, Illinois
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850 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1747
+1 800-835-4347
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 10 September 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

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Reviewed 8 August 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.

Thank patd640
Reviewed 2 August 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.

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

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

Reviewed 30 July 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

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Reviewed 12 July 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

Thank Ed V
Reviewed 9 July 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.

Thank Lisa-Scott1008
Reviewed 12 April 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.

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Staff was family of the original owners in the 50’s and very friendly and sweet to my 7 yr old. Fun scavenger hunt for all ages. Our son loved hearing to sounds of the different animals. We Loved the history and photos of the place....More

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Patricia S
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Response from Carly U | 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.
6 May 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.