Elk Rapids, Michigan: Woolly Mammoth

Home-built woolly mammoth with very long tusks stands outside a small, rural taxidermy museum.

Guntziller's Spirit of the Woods Museum

Address:
11060 US-31, Elk Rapids, MI
Directions:
Guntziller's Spirit of the Woods Museum. 1.5 miles south of Elk Rapids, on the west side of US-31.
Hours:
Museum M-Sa 9-5, Su 11-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
231-264-5597
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Mounted heads.

Woolly Mammoth

Well worth a detour to go inside the shop, and to the left into the homemade donation-only museum. More taxidermy than I thought possible, lovingly crafted for our viewing. Special surprise in the back left corner.

[Mary, 08/13/2021]

Mammoth statue.

Woolly Mammoth

Driving through Northern Michigan while making a detour, we stumbled upon Guntziller's Spirit of the Woods Museum. We arrived long after closing time, but we did snap a few photos of the amazing woolly mammoth statue out front.

[Scott Hammond, 07/26/2021]

Bonus: Museum sign antler arch!


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