Shrine to Anglers – Hayward, Wisconsin - Atlas Obscura

Shrine to Anglers

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


Located at the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, the highlight of the musuem complex is a landmark “Shrine to Anglers.”

The immense fishy structure is one-half city block long and four and one half stories tall, and made of concrete, steel and fiberglass, hand-sculpted into the likeness of a leaping Muskie. Its innards are a museum and its gaping, wide-open jaw accommodates about 20 persons or more on an observation platform that is occasionally used for weddings by fishing fanatics, or those who just can’t resist the amazing wedding photos.

The museum itself contains hundreds of outboard motor models, over 400 mounted fish, and its seven buildings hold history and fresh water fishing records from all over the world. 

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