Kenosha, Wisconsin: Butchering a Mammoth

A life-size wax diorama shows prehistoric Americans yanking yummy organs and meat out of a dead mammoth.

Kenosha Public Museum

Address:
5500 1st Ave., Kenosha, WI
Directions:
Kenosha Public Museum. On the lakefront (east edge of the city) on 1st Ave. just north of 56th St.
Hours:
Su-M 12-5, T-Sa 9-5; off-season closed M (Call to verify)
Phone:
262-653-4140
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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My turn to play inside the mammoth!

Mammoth Dissection

Life-sized mammoth harvesting display. Yuck. Very nice museum (nice lake view) and free.

[Cory Lenger, 08/20/2012]

Farmer Frank Schaefer found the mammoth while digging a drainage ditch. According to the museum, it's "the oldest known mammoth believed to have been butchered by humans with tools east of the Mississippi River." The diorama depicts the butchering.

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