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Address: 7599 VT Route 9 West Marlboro, Dover, VT VT 05363
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+1 802-464-0048

Museum devoted to Southern Vermont's wildlife.

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Bigger than it looks

We stopped here for the gift shop and all the goodies there...fudge, cheeses, local liquors, and the like. We had to really look for the entrance to the museum. When we went... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Viera, Florida

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Albany, New York
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387 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We've stopped here before for the gift shop for the view and purchase of some cheese and local liquor. Our last trip here we were looking for the museum but didn't realize until yesterday access to the museum is from inside the gift shop. We were pleasantly surprised seeing the collection of stuffed and live animals. Greatest of all is... More 

Thank Bob C
East Calais, Vermont
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We didn't expect much, but we had a great time! Mainly stuffed birds and some good animal mounts. The live birds were wonderful. The staff was friendly and willing to talk to us about the birds.

Thank Edith S
Viera, Florida
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199 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We stopped here for the gift shop and all the goodies there...fudge, cheeses, local liquors, and the like. We had to really look for the entrance to the museum. When we went to the front door of the museum, it said to enter through the gift shop. We couldn't find the entrance, so we had to ask. It's just a... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum, which is really an adjunct to a gift shop, was a real disappointment. It offers a large assortment of (dead) stuffed animals native to New England in glass cases spread over three or four rather dimly lit rooms. There are also a few live birds of prey held in small cages as well as a couple of live... More 

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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This place is about fifteen times bigger than it appears! What looks like a quaint, 900 square foot building on the side of the road actually sprawls for multiple levels built into the lower hillside. Their collection of specimens is diverse, plentiful, and historic. The bird rescue program means getting to see awesome, majestic (permanently injured) owls and raptors up... More 

Thank jemarae
Oakdale, United States
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52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is a museum for those who want to think about and observe natural history specimens in a traditional museum setting. The bonus is the collection of live birds in protective care that reside in attached aviaries. This is not a place for overactive kids who want to punch buttons and run around. There are plenty of specimens for kids... More 

2 Thank Eric C
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is a combination attraction with the Hogback Mountain viewing platform, gift shop, and museum. Museum is small, but has an impressive collection of taxidermied animals collected during the early-mid 20th century. There are lovely views from the museum windows. Be sure to go downstairs to view the live hawks, eagles, and owls. Injuries prevent these birds from being released... More 

2 Thank Caoimhe317
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63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

This is one of those flashbacks to the 50s style museum filled with taxidermied animals in glass cases. Most pieces predate 1950 and that alone is fascinating as we can see how museums of the mid 20th century operated. However, if you are looking for a modern interactive experience you will be disappointed. Like most of this part of vermont... More 

Thank Aussiesinmaine
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

This is a really nice family activity in the Dover/Wilmington area. Beautiful view of the valley and New Hampshire. Museum is tiny but fun for the kids. There are some raptors including a bald eagle and many owls. In decent weather, go for a hike on the trail up the mountain which leads to a fire tower that is definitely... More 

2 Thank Karen S
Wilmington, Vermont, United States
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This museum has a lot for everyone of all ages to enjoy. From Bald Eagles to tiny frogs there's something for everyone. Great gift shop as well!

1 Thank Laural C

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