Waycross, Georgia: Stuckie the Mummified Dog
Southern Forest World Museum and Environmental Center
Discovered stuck and petrified in a tree, Stuckie is the highlight attraction at Southern Forest World. "See the mummified dog!" Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/16/2014]
Visitor Tips and News About Stuckie the Mummified Dog
I visited Southern Forest World just to see Stuckie. The staff was very nice, so I stuck around to see the rest of the exhibits. Be sure to pick up a Stuckie t-shirt.[Dennis, 02/15/2015]
Southern Forest World is a museum dedicated to the history of forestry. There are many interesting artifacts. Southern Forest World has "Stuckie" the petrified dog (He's also been on display at Ripley's Believe It of Not). There's a great display about the turpentine industry that includes tools of the trade, an old still, and a display of the new method of collecting turpentine. There's a wonderful refueling suit from the Gemini Space project, two huge dioramas of two Cypress Mill areas, and a room with a giant swamp mural and a taxidermy bear, raccoon, fox squirrel, some birds, and a sand hill habitat.
A huge cypress tree outside allows visitors to go inside (It holds as many as 17 people). You will also see an old cabbage stack train engine used to carry wood from the forest long ago. You will find an exhibit of how woods are used to create acoustic instruments. One display was built for the Smithsonian during the Bicentennial in 1976.
If you are interested in Forestry this is the place for you! If you'd like to see a petrified dog then this is a MUST![Lisa Durrence, 07/21/2014]
We recently visited Southern Forest World and found it to be much more than a petrified dog -- although Stuckie really sticks in your brain.
Stuckie is definitely worth a stop! The rest of the museum is nicely done, but unless you have a deep love of forestry, Stuckie is the main attraction. The staff at the museum were fantastic, and you can tell they're proud of Stuckie. They have a tiny gift shop, and who could pass up a Stuckie t-shirt? Not me![Jeanie, 12/28/2012]
It's worth a trip -- the museum operates on donations only and is well done (their hours were reduced due to the Economy). Just outside of Waycross Georgia. Go visit the Okefenokee Swamp and save an hour for Stuckie![Erik, 06/12/2011]