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Texas Forestry Museum

Address: 1905 Atkinson Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone Number: 936-632-9535
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Lufkin
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was with my family when I visited the museum. The museum has many exotic artifacts and vehicles that were used for forestry the museum does a good job of keeping the place clean there is also a place where there are places-set-trains your kids can play with while you go around and look at every exhibit. There is an... More 

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Temple, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Good small museum took about a hour,tell the story of the forest and paper industry.very nice exhibits inside and out.

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Georgetown, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We recently visited the museum and it was quite interesting, just the right amount of time and lots of different history facts about paper and the lumber industry. It's free so make sure you donate something it is definitely worth it to do so. We very much enjoyed our time and visit!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've seen most of the Forestry and Railroad museums in the south and this one has to be the nicest. Lots of documentation and period photos. Great displays of equipment and machinery. Since the timber industry could not exist without railroad equipment, they have a large collection of nicely restored pieces. The majority of the display items have been professional... More 

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Houston, Texas
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171 reviews 171 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Nice little museum. Won't take more than an hour to see the whole thing. Nicely laid out to provide a quick overview of the area's logging history. Some interesting large items - like a steam locomotive and logging cars.

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Groves, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The museum is small, but very nice and informative. There's a wonderful play toy train area for the younger kids. The bathrooms are clean and the place is nice. I wouldn't make a trip just for this museum, but if you are in the area, stop by here. It's free and 4 minutes from Ellen Trout Zoo.

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Livingston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

History of the Lumber Industry and the Gigantic Leaps in Technological advancements in the 130yr history of Logging in East Texas.

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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

A broad variety of photos and other sorts of historical information about the forestry industry in Texas. Sadly, the outdoors portion with heavy equipment was under redesign, so we could not take advantage of that part.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

The museum is free, so my friend and I stopped by today. We spent 4 or 5 hours covering every inch of the place. Can't believe we waited so long to go! We were very impressed with the museum's exhibits. Very informative about the lumber/paper industry in East Texas, including the lifestyles of tree camp families. The place is filled... More 

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