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Address: 1905 Atkinson Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone Number: 936-632-9535
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AWESOME Look Back Into History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Hudson, TX
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Hudson, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Eldridge, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Temple, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
76 helpful votes 76 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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