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Texas Forestry Museum

1905 Atkinson Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Lufkin
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- May 20, 2014
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Shreveport, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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65 helpful votes 65 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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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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