Southern Pines, North Carolina: Taxidermy Hall of Fame of North Carolina Creation MuseumA bewildering menagerie of stuffed animals, antique tools, barbed wire, can openers, etc., displayed with Creationist messages.
- 156 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, NC
- US 1 into town, then take the Pennsylvania Ave. exit. Drive southeast into the business district. Take the fourth left onto Bennett St., then the first right onto New Hampshire Ave., then the first right onto Broad St. The Christian Book Store that houses the museum is on the right.
- M-Sa 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Taxidermy Hall of Fame of North Carolina Creation Museum
Despite being in the basement of a Christian bookstore, this museum is actually fairly large. Keep in mind it is a Creation/Tool/Taxidermy museum, and not a lot of effort is made to separate the exhibits. What you have is an insane mishmash of taxidermied animals, antique tools, and exhibits mocking the existence of evolution. My favorite exhibit was a display on "False Gods" that included a Tiki Head, country music CDs, and fitness magazines.[Jacob Krejci, 01/09/2015]
"The Taxidermy Hall of Fame of North Carolina, Creation Museum, and Antique Tool Museum stand without apology for the Genesis account of creation and against Evolution!"[Pamela Francis, 04/23/2004]
The Creation Museum & Taxidermy Hall of Fame includes an antique tool museum. Bits of scripture paired with stuffed and mounted animals, elk, buffalo, pheasant, 2 scorpions under glass, and a Fur-bearing Trout. Remember, animals don't have souls -- and people do.
The Taxidermy Hall of Fame of N.C. Creation Museum is a bewildering display of over 200 stuffed animals, antique tools, barbed wire, golf balls, can openers, and I can't remember what all else, peppered throughout with creationism messages, and housed in a Christian Bookstore.
You go down some steps at the front of the store (right by a giant suit of armor) to the basement, where a maze of cases display hundreds of antique tools and stuffed critters. Perhaps my favorite was the EMPTY case labeled something like "All The Proof in the World of the Theory of Evolution." Eventually you come up at the back of the store to face a bunch of mounted animal heads, and are then sent up to a third level where there's the majority of the stuffed animals. If it lives in North Carolina and isn't a protected species, someone has stuffed it and it's on display here. Oh, and for protected animals they've substituted plastic statues.
Supposedly the "world's oldest rock," is also there, although I missed it. I never did quite figure out the link between creationism and taxidermy.[Dean Jeffery, 09/30/2001]