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Texas Forestry Museum

1905 Atkinson Dr, Lufkin, TX 75901-2505
+1 936-632-9535
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Enjoyable Experience

While in Lufkin for the weekend, we decided to visit the museum. We spent an hour here and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
SandwichFamily
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Houston, TX
Great History Lesson

My grand kids and I enjoyed the museum. We love history and this was a neat stop with a lot of... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
kathrynl924
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Katy, United States
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

While in Lufkin for the weekend, we decided to visit the museum. We spent an hour here and enjoyed the experience. There were a lot of interesting stories and displays, including a train outside. Some things were geared for kids, but a few more hands...More

Thank SandwichFamily
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

My grand kids and I enjoyed the museum. We love history and this was a neat stop with a lot of informational for them.

Thank kathrynl924
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is something here for all ages. Historical artifacts chronicle the growth and impact of the timber industry in East Texas. There is a neat play area for children, as well as an old train for their exploration.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting, clean, informative museum. It operates solely on donations, so technically it's free. We did donate $. A good place to go when it's hot or cold outside.

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Texas Forestry Museum was a bucket List stop for me. A special small museum, dedicated to telling the story of the East Texas lumber industry and the development of sawmill towns. Interesting and educational exhibits cover paper mills, the logging industry in East Texas,...More

2  Thank texasrepublichistory
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

All of the exhibits are well done, well lit and well explained. Needs an overview/introduction. The old equipment is interesting as well. There is also some railroad equipment outside. A nice caboose, a 2-6-0 steam engine and a very interesting car mounted crane, which unfortunately...More

2  Thank cgny1fwd
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Learned a lot about the forestry history of east Texas. Well put together. well maintained and well run with an interesting array of exhibits.

Thank Byron J
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is the only forestry museum in Texas. It is an excellent source of knowledge for all wanting to know about the history of the forest industry in East Texas. There are exhibits for all ages also. Many of the exhibits change so you never...More

Thank Can1010
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

My children have enjoyed this museum over a number of years now -- the current little ones are five years old, and always look forward to visiting. They love seeing the machines, but the favorite part for both them and their older sister is the...More

1  Thank renaissancegal45
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My family went today. My 7 year old said he wished he lived there amongst the machines! Nice museum and lots of information.

Thank BMTTexas
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