February 24, 2019

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum

Welcome to the Wonders of Wildlife Nationa Museum at the Bass Pro Shops campus in Springfield, MO.

Bison roam on either side of the escalator leading you to the start of the exhibits.

The first part of the museum is dedicated to Native Americans.

Deer Dance Headdress

Plains Indians outfits.

The entire hall was filled with different artifacts, including outfits, weapons and other interesting memorabilia.

One of the more intricate outfits on display

Another large bison

A very neat statue and quote to segue to the next displays

Welcome to a salute to the National Parks.  This is a photo of President Roosevelt on his horse and this saddle is supposedly the saddle that he used.

American Black Bear
Yosemite National Park

Mule Deer
Grand Teton National Park

Grizzly Bear and Wolves
Denali National Park

Mountain Goat
Rocky Mountain National Park

Mountain Lion
Rocky Mountain National Park

Sitka Deer
Chugach National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Desert Bighorn Sheep
Grand Canyon National Park

Pronghorn Antelope
Grand Canyon National Park

Roosevelt Elk
Olympic National Park

Brown Bear
Kodiak National Park

Alaska Yukon Moose

Mountain Caribou
Katmai National Park

American Black Bear
Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Bighorn Sheep
Glacier National Park

Lots of mounts on this wall.

Large bear in this room

Polar bear



Lynx and Snowshoe Rabbit


Badger and Rattlesnake

A huge antler arch and a room full of deer mounts and full body taxidermy displays

Some of the huge deer on display


Wild turkey

There is an entire room full of bighorn sheep



They had a live exhibit of penguins

It was food time.

A giant water crossing diorama

This isn't going to end well


A record breaking Polar Bear.  Look how tall he is.

Serengeti exhibit - Elephants



More elephants



Now some big cats - Bengal Tiger

Spotted Jaguar


The museum is fascinating.  There are animals on display that I have never seen done before with taxidermy and they are displayed extremely well.  The museum is included with admission to the aquarium.  Make sure you plan plenty of time to check out all of the displays in the museum.