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Guntzviller's Spirit of the Woods Museum

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A must for not only any student of Michigan state history, but any student of Native American... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the wildlife of Michigan!!!

This museum is incredible! I lived up north for 20 years and never went but after I moved and went... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Addison, Illinois
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3 weeks ago
“Must See”
1 Apr 2018
“Welcome to the wildlife of Michigan!!!”
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11060 S US Highway 31, 2 miles south of Elk Rapids, Williamsburg, MI 49690-9405
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must for not only any student of Michigan state history, but any student of Native American history. The biggest collection of artifacts I’ve ever seen, and curated with amazing thought and care.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is incredible! I lived up north for 20 years and never went but after I moved and went back up north for a visit we all decided to go museum hopping!! Let me tell you!!!! This place is incredible. My daughter is a...More

1  Thank Squireb01
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were in the area for the weekend. Saw a brochure at our hotel for this museum and decided to take a ride to check it out. Don't be deceived by the exterior....what is inside is amazing! Mounts of many species, an unbelievable arrowhead collection,...More

2  Thank Kimbk65
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a really neat place to bring kids to show them history of and wildlife of northern michigan. They have a huge collection of arrow heads and tools of the native indian. Really fun place to visit.

3  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A good place to spend an hour or more. The shop is nice and the museum has good authentic dioramas of Michigan nature. The proprietor is knowledgable in her craft of taxidermy. She and her husband are true artists. The arrowhead display is massive and...More

4  Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This was a hoot! We've driven by a hundred times and decided to stop in. The taxidermy exhibits are so much fun to see. Very educational if you've got kids with you. The gift shop is loaded with the type of "up north" kind of...More

3  Thank dre51
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The woman working there was quite knowledgeable and extremely friendly. They had lots of interesting stuff for sale. The museum was nice and it was free of charge, but they accept donations...Nice unique experience. Would recommend.

2  Thank agatha w
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Stumbled on this shop because of the outdoor Rhino Petosky Painted sculpture. The shop is dated and on the outside but it's a treasure trove of artifacts and taxidermy. The owner shares knowledge like a parent would to a child. Everything you see and touch...More

2  Thank Reaford
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We had a great time visiting this store/musuem. It was very interesting and my animal-loving 5 year old son loved it all, especially the Lion. The displays were realistic with an eclectic collection of wildlife. It was fun for all ages and cheap entertainment for...More

2  Thank rebecky8
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Guntzviller's store is great -- full of moccasins and other really nice Minnetonka items. If you go through a doorway, you enter the museum. It's bigger than it appears from the outside. There are many native Michigan species featured, but also many other animals. They...More

2  Thank Samantha484
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