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Haughton, Louisiana

Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum

Roadside attraction with more than 1,000 stuffed and mounted animal skins displayed in simulated natural habitats with hand-painted backdrops. 

Located near Shreveport, Louisiana, the Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum is a family-owned roadside attraction that’s been delighting the travelers of U.S. 80 since 1981.

Displaying a curious mix-up of taxidermy, war memorabilia, and American Indian artifacts, dioramas and displays that are in the making are on display as well, so visitors can watch the artists and staff as they create them. More than a thousand stuffed and mounted animal skins are displayed in simulated natural habitats with hand-painted backdrops, including a family of full-size zebras and several samples of the ultra-rare snow leopard, just to name a few.

You’ll also find a smattering of seemingly unrelated displays devoted to pop-culture sundries such as Star Trek, Bonnie and Clyde, and the Civil War, but the museum’s highlight remains the immense menagerie of wild creatures forever immortalized with the fine and rare art of taxidermy.

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The opossum exhibit is amazing!