Worth the Drive From Big Cedar Lodge
Museum spotlights natural wonders
BY JOSH SENS — Spring 2018
Wandering the corridors and trails here — they extend for more than 1.5 miles — brings you face to face with more than 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Many make their home in a 300,000-gallon circular aquarium, brimming with rays, eels, jellyfish, and sharks. Among the array of immersive galleries are painstakingly detailed 4-D dioramas that capture the sights, sounds, and smells of exotic animal encounters, from wildebeests battling crocodiles to musk ox fending off a pack of wolves.
Other highlights include educational and interactive exhibits — so that’s what a stingray feels like — and the world’s largest taxidermy collection of record-setting big-game animals, such as antelope, bear, bison, caribou, and elk. In a single visit you’ll only scratch the surface of a world that could captivate you for days. wondersofwildlife.org
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