Wild Turkey Center And Museum770 Augusta Rd, Edgefield, SC 29824
The Wild Turkey Center's Winchester Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the restoration, management and hunting of the wild turkey.The amazing comeback story of the American wild turkey unfolds through the exciting displays in the 7,200 sq. foot museum, which receives more than 10,000 visitors annually.The most recent addition to the museum doubled its size and incorporated interactive exhibits, such as the world's largest turkey call, which visitors can actually step into and learn how to operate different types of wild turkey calls. Other exhibits include a retired USDA Forest Service helicopter, a wildlife oddities display and many other unique attractions. The original portion of the museum features 3-D dioramas depicting the five wild turkey subspecies and the ocellated species in their natural habitats.An animated, life-like, old-time storyteller sits in a rocking chair and tells stories about the history of the NWTF, turkey hunting and conservation. Also featured is an animated Cherokee Indian, who shares legends and stories about wild turkeys.An action-packed video highlights America's largest resident game bird and the conservation methods and people who have lifted the wild turkey from the brink of extinction to populations in the millions.In April 2007, the NWTF received the South Carolina Federation of Museums' Award of Achievement for its Winchester Museum.