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Chicago, Illinois: Woolly Mammoth: Curiosity Cabinet

Small shop of taxidermy, oddities and quirky collectibles. Two-headed calf, human skulls, a chipmunk riding a horse, and a caricature of Hitler drawn by John Wayne Gacy. You get the idea.

Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities

1513 W Foster Ave., Chicago, IL
On the south side of W. Foster Ave. midway between N. Ashland Ave. and N. Clark St.
M 1-7, Tu 3-7, W-Su 11-7 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities.

Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities

This is a store, but you can see some of the strangest things you never knew existed.

[Samara, 07/05/2018]

Chicago's go-to destination for those who like perusing human bones, specimens in jars, and serial killer art. Small, but its selection is worthy.


Woolly Mammoth: Curiosity Cabinet

Stopped in Woolly Mammoth to check him out. The owner was on "Oddities" on Sci Fi also. There are some interesting sights. Don't forget to say hi to Lorraine if she is there.

[Tamatha Loper, 05/19/2016]

Woolly Mammoth.

Woolly Mammoth: Curiosity Cabinet of Resurrected Treasures

Adam is the mastermind collector behind a thrift/vintage/art shop that specializes in taxidermy, bones, Star Wars memorabilia and handmade jewelry all lovingly curated in a small snug space. Adam started collecting bones and teeth and shells as a kid when he was out camping and exploring. He now has "a guy" who does taxidermy. He goes on collecting trips to scout for even more unusual skulls and bones.

The store shows his eye for detail, and each selection seems to flow into the next, creating the most unusual montage of turtle shells next to buffalo teeth mixing with vintage games, a Darth Vader mask and a handmade quilt of sports pennants.

Go see Adam. Ask him about his taxidermied three blind mice and fish turned into a lamp.

[Kaitlyn Barrett, 04/11/2011]

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