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Call of the Wild Museum

850 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1747
+1 800-835-4347
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Great Visit with the Famiy

On a -10 degree day in Gaylord, we spent two hours in the museum and the gift shop. As I have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Theodore M
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Call Of The Wild | Gaylord, Michigan

‘Ello chaps! Boy, things in Gaylord sure are WILD – at least when you step inside “Call of the... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Orlando, Florida
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850 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1747
+1 800-835-4347
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a -10 degree day in Gaylord, we spent two hours in the museum and the gift shop. As I have always wanted to visit here (but my parents would not take me), it was an opportunity I could not pass up. The museum is...More

Thank Theodore M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

‘Ello chaps! Boy, things in Gaylord sure are WILD – at least when you step inside “Call of the Wild”. The technical term for a place like this is wildlife museum. It’s kitchy for sure, but also sure to please the youngest members of any...More

Thank HerbertEdgewood
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We always stop to visit the Call of the Wild during our annual trip to Gaylord. From the time we were kids, to our own kids to now our grandchildren, we always make time to visit the great folks there and enjoy the tour. Very...More

Thank jbell1938
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This extraordinary establishment has been an exciting and fun-filled place to visit since I was a child. One is enticed by the museum which features a rock-wall structure through which you walk, givng a first hand experience into the habitats of many different animals who...More

Thank Marina L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The Call of the Wild Museum is at the same address as the Bavarian Falls Park, which adds two more options when you come to visit, that readers might not be aware of. If its a beautiful day, you might want to add extra time...More

Thank AnnArborMHT
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We have been to many spots like this one, but we enjoyed our time walking through. The animals were very familiar to us since we are from Michigan, but we still learned new things about their behavior and habitats. You really need to stop and...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The museum was really cool to see. It was really clean and easy to see all the animal scenes. There were even two animals that we could touch and take pictures with. It's definitely worth visiting! The gift shop is huge! There is so much...More

Thank TheBaumFam
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was a really nice wild animal museum geared towards all ages and fun for everyone! They offer a few different scavenger hunts of different difficulty levels, which is a fun way to find your way through the exhibits. The display cases and signage are...More

Thank aparsegi
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We've been visiting Call of the Wild on our annual Gaylord vacations for over 25 years and it is a very special place with so much to offer. The museum itself is a blast- the animals displayed are impressive and interesting to kids and adults...More

Thank TommyPhant07
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We drove up from Saginaw just to see it and it was well worth the drive. You pay $7.50 for a $25 value. Loved it

Thank Bernadette E
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Patricia S
30 July 2016|
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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.
7 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.