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Paxton Gate, San Francisco

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  • I can't seem to stay out of Paxton Gate for more than a few days at a time. As a resident of the Mission District, I pass this shop on Valencia St. almost everyday, and it's like a tug of war to keep ...  more »
  • This place is for the unusual and bizarre. Looking for a raccoon penis bone? perhaps a bat skeleton? books on curiosities? making potions? This is the place for you. Highly unusual and interesting ite...  more »
  • Stuffed animal specialty shops located in the Mission District, shops in Portland, Oregon. May be become interior decorating tips to buy a stuffed animal specimens of insects, fish and deer, is pretty high hurdle but one.
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  • Such a cool place. The little mice in particular killed me (is that insensitive?) And the collection in general was staggering. There was a broader range of items than I was expecting - I really dug the esoteric posters like the phrenology chart, and the assorted minerals and butterfly nick nacks were all dope. I can't complain about the high prices because I have no idea how much money and work go into taxidermy, but I went from a prospective buyer to a sheepish window shopper real quick...
  • So much to take in! Everyone I know loves visiting this shop, my three year old niece, my nine year old nephew, and all of my "grown-up" friends too. I go there to buy gifts, jewelry, plants, books, and so much more. It's a beautiful and interesting place to visit, even if you're not shopping. GO!
  • I like this place, I used to love this place. Today it was so crowded and stuffy and hot, nobody was moving or buying, it was almost impossible to get from the entrance to the back of the store, and it's not a great distance. I just left, hoping their website might be good. Too bad.
  • I was in awe as soon as I stepped in. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Their bone and insect collection is incredible.
  • Buy everything. There is an amazing assortment of oddities here it feels like a Johnny Depp movie...but better bc there is no Johnny Depp.

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