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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

11060 US-31, Elk Rapids, MI
Guntziller's Spirit of the Woods Museum. 1.5 miles south of Elk Rapids, on the west side of US-31.
Museum M-Sa 9-5, Su 11-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Woolly Mammoth.

Woolly Mammoth

The last tip was one year ago, and it mentioned Woolly was not aging well. It's sad but true. He's still there and another year older.

[Rose Howe, 10/25/2022]
Woolly Mammoth

The Mammoth is showing its age. The free (for a donation) museum is a must-see, and the owners are great people. The displays are really nice (You have to find the smoking fish).

[Jim W, 10/03/2021]

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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