Call of the Wild Museum

call of the wildCall of the Wild was opened in May of 1965 by Carl and Hattie Johnson and is now run by their three children. The Johnson family believes community, family, and education are important for everyone. Call of the Wild has been a family tradition, not only for the Johnson family, but also for the families who visit year after year.

See beautiful displays of whitetail deer, the majestic elk, moose, black bear, Alaskan brown bear, polar bear, timber wolves, coyotes, raccoons, lynx, and many more. Learn abour their behavior and habitat. Listen to the wolves howl and the elk bugle! Museum highlights include approximately 60 Displays of North American animals in natural settings with hand-painted backgrounds. Many displays have sound effects. The museum also includes: Small movie theatre Hands-on Room/ Poetry Display 2 projected image displays (featuring an early MI fur trapper) Walk-in Display where you can touch the animals Window display w/antique fishing & hunting items.  Museum is about the length of 2 city blocks.

In 1986, the Bavarian Falls Park was built, continuing to make the location a family destination.