Turtleman: The Call of the Wildman!
Hunts for arrowheads, tussles with critters - Turtleman knows every inch of Marion Co.
Who Is Turtleman?
The Turtleman (Ernie Brown Jr.) is a national celebrity, a Kentucky treasure, and a resident of the land he knows best: Marion County. His show "Call of the Wildman," featured for four seasons on Animal Planet, was based out of Marion County. The show wrapped after 72 episodes in 2014, but Turtleman is still active in his efforts to share South Central Kentucky's interesting critters and deep-woods treasures through his internet shows and other events.
Ernie was born and raised in nearby Washington County, but he has called Marion County home for decades and the MCHC is proud to house the official Turtleman Exhibit!
The MCHC currently has an exhibit on his show, a selection of photos, artifacts and arrowheads he has discovered and information on his conservation efforts. He made history by putting Marion County on the map in his way, and we hope you will begin to learn about Ernie here and then stop by for a visit!
Visit the official Turtleman Exhibit at the Marion Co. Herigate Center
The MCHC is currently open by appointment only, but we will not turn away Turtleman fans!
Please call 270-699-9455 to plan your visit.