Shrine to Anglers – Hayward, Wisconsin - Atlas Obscura

Shrine to Anglers

143 feet of leaping muskie whose mouth can be used as a wedding venue. 


At the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, the highlight is the “Shrine to Anglers,” an immense, fishy structure that stretches the length of half a city block and reaches four and one-half stories tall. Made of concrete, steel, and fiberglass, it has the likeness of a leaping muskellunge, colloquially known as a muskie. Its innards are a museum, and its gaping, wide-open jaw accommodates 20 people or more on an observation platform that is occasionally used for weddings by fishing fanatics.

The museum itself contains hundreds of outboard motor models and more than 400 mounted fish, while its seven buildings hold historical artifacts and freshwater-fishing records from all over the world. 

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