ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: Call Of The Wild Museum, Gaylord
When was the last time you stopped into the Call of the Wild Museum?
Sure, we all pass by it when we travel north toward Mackinaw City on I-75..., but have you visited the place lately? You should.
The Call of the Wild Museum opened in the 1950's and has always been a family-owned establishment. The museum isn't just a gallery of animals.....it also delves into Michigan's past. According to owner Janis Vollmer, "we like to sort of look back at our ancestors and how they lived here in Michigan. We have ancestors that lived in log cabins and took two days to get into town and buy supplies".
The museum not only has a plentiful amount of Michigan animal displays, but many made-in-Michigan souvenirs & items, including pure Michigan maple syrup, fudge & candies, t-shirts, hats, moccasins, mugs, boots and much more.
Also on hand is Bavarian Falls Park, with mini-golf and go-karts, so there's something for everyone in the family.
It's still a good place to visit, after more than 60 years in business!