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Monday, June 9, 2014

Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

Cave City, KY was at a time in history one of the greatest tourist towns in all of the South.  While it is still a great tourist trap, it seems to be slowly disintegrating we have lost such amazing attractions as the Mammoth Cave Wax Museum (luckily reborn in Warm Springs, GA) and Golgotha Bible Golf.

There is still plenty to see in Cave City.  One such attraction is the Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum.  Opened in 1969, this is a true old school taxidermy Museum.  Its simple but effective, you travel through the winding halls of the museum, with its igloo-like plaster walls and observe all beasts big and small through glass.    Come on, let's take a look!. 

Just look for the Tiger Mural as your driving down the Dixie Highway!


Inside you will have your fill of Lions.....


Tigers....


And bears.....




And of course, what would a Taxidermy museum be without the Official Animal of the South.


Frightening stuffed beasts lurk around every corner......









They also have all assortment of varmints....








They even have a whole room full of squirrels.....





And this lovely diorama of a snake biting a ferret on the ass.....


We even take a brief foray under the sea.....




Our feathered friends are well represented as well..........





One of my favorites is this crazy looking albino deer.....


Make sure to support roadside attractions!

The Carpetbagger

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3 comments:

  1. i love that place! my favorite is the giant lobster that has a plaque saying they bought it at a local food lion! also, when we were there signing the guest book someone had written on a previous page "You should advertise that the animals are DEAD!!!!!" hahaha, i wonder what that person expected to see

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    1. Now that is seriously funny.......Usually Museums full of live animals are called "zoos". If the animals were alive in the museum, that would be extremely disturbing :)

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