Bolin Wildlife Exhibit
Exotic animals and agricultural heritage make for strangely effective bedfellows at the eclectic Bolin Wildlife Exhibit (1028 N. McDonald, 972/562-2639, Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.). Located in the headquarters of Bolin Oil Company, this enormous and often just plain bizarre museum was founded by rancher, oilman, and big game hunter W. Perry Bolin in 1980.
The wildlife includes a huge amount of taxidermy, mainly from Africa and North America, most bagged by Bolin himself. Other exhibits contain photographs and oil paintings, antique cars, and a collection of walking canes from across the globe.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition