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By: Matt Hickman on April 27, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Hayward, Wisconsin

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Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum

Ever dreamt of saying “I do” within the gaping jaw of a 143-foot long muskellunge? We’ve got just the spot for you.

The semi-terrifying crown jewel of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, the massive fiberglass muskie (a large and particularly unattractive member of the pike family that’s caught for sport in the Midwest, if you’re unfamiliar) is a singular spot for intimate wedding ceremonies — or, at the very least, super-ironic wedding photography. Boasting a needle-toothed mouth/observation deck that can accommodate about 20 people, the belly of the four-and-a-half-story fish is home to the museum’s Shrine To Anglers. And since the museum’s extensive outboard motor exhibit, intriguing as it is, doesn’t exactly scream “after party,” good times can be had at Hayward, Wisconsin’s other top attraction: the Moccasin Bar.