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Address: 1905 Atkinson Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone Number: 936-632-9535
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This museum covers the history of logging and forest management in Eastern Texas. It is not too big, but they do have some very nice displays. There are machines and other tools... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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499 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum covers the history of logging and forest management in Eastern Texas. It is not too big, but they do have some very nice displays. There are machines and other tools used in the logging industry. There is also a good display on paper mills, as well as the variety of uses for wood. There is a lot of... More 

Thank AF_Hiker
Keller TX
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67 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This place is packed with information and exhibits that are truly unique and incredibly educational. If you are a nature and/or history buff, this place is a MUST SEE! I had no idea how significant the foresting industry was to the early commercial development of Texas. Great place and it's 'donation only' to visit!

Thank MadMonk44
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A free Forestry museum. Donations appreciated. Great information regarding lumber camps, paper milling and forestry. A well developed, artfully done museum, good for adults and children.

Thank AquarenaJane
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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Truly a hidden treasure. Any Texan should see this facility cause it' depicts an important era of our development. Our 6 kids loved the train, log cabin, and dressing in period outfits. I liked the antique logging equipment. We stayed nearly 2 hours.

Thank thkpoz
Centerville, Texas
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My kids really enjoyed this museum! It was surprisingly fun and educational! The trains and interactive activities made this a hit! My boys are ready to go back! Don't miss it!

Thank mandylangley421
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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110 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

free admission. free parking. my favorite part was the Smokey the Bear exhibit. about 30 min to go through.

Thank Ginger R
Hudson, TX
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We just visited the Forestry Museum for their Sawmill Sampler. They had a petting zoo and pony rides and many stations set up inside to discuss the history of forestry in Texas. Awesome, awesome, awesome exhibits and presentations. Fantastic museum to visit. If you haven't you should!

3 Thank murphreymh
Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This free museum has a lot of information about the various industries throughout East Texas that relied on trees. There are interesting displays on paper making and hauling lumber and there was also an interesting film on the last company owned town in America. We had the place to ourselves when we went there which made for a very quiet... More 

Thank Dini O
Eldridge, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We learned more about logging in this area, and how workers lived in that era when logging started in this area. The outdoor display was closed and looked like it would be fun. The gift shop offered a nice variety of souvenirs for all ages.

1 Thank Iowagirl495
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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