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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Call of the WIld in Gaylord

Call of the Wild museum up in Gaylord is a place that all children should experience. It's really a fascinating place for adults as well. The animals (not real, but stuffed) are set in very natural surroundings. The artist who created the backgrounds did an awesome job. It's a joy to walk through and learn about the animals that live (or used to live) in our state. There are also buttons to push or listening devices to activate so that you can hear the animals give their natural calls. Have you ever heard an elk bugle? Very cool. There is a fascinating halogram display, too, of a French fur trapper, Joseph Bailly, telling his Michigan tales. It has been family owned (the Johnsons and Vollmers) and operated since the 1960's.

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