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Texas Forestry Museum

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Visit the only Forestry Museum in Texas!

Being the only Forestry Museum in Texas makes this a great spot to learn all about the forest... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Lufkin, Texas
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We Love This Museum

We came through one afternoon and saw about half of the facility then stopped back in on the way... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Tim D
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Being the only Forestry Museum in Texas makes this a great spot to learn all about the forest industry. The staff is very knowledgeable including several industry professionals and teachers bring in a knowledge base that is unsurpassed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shockleys04
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We came through one afternoon and saw about half of the facility then stopped back in on the way back South on the way home for another visit. We absolutely loved our visits. Our 5 year old granddaughter also really enjoyed it. She's very smart...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tim D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Wonderful museum for all ages! There is a children’s wing plus a train with a depot outside. So cool!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LBurgess97
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This museum was very well arranged and very interesting. They had short, precise tutorial cards on everything. We watched a video about a small town logging industry with interviews from people in the 1950's. There was equipment, old time stores, photos, pine cones and trees....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vhendryx
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a free museum that offers lots of information about the timber industry in East Texas. There was something that interested everyone in our group.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank packmybags3
Reviewed June 18, 2018

As a USFS Soil Scientist I attended NEPA training the fall of 2017. While at this training I checked out the museum located on the property. The outside collection of logging equipment and steam rail road engines cars is worth checking out.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank William M
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

A free museum with many exhibits covering forestry in Texas. Great place to learn about how forestry evolved.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LCMAN61
Reviewed March 16, 2018

This is a very interesting museum that chronicles the history of the logging industry in East Texas and offers some great insight into the life of a logging family.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 883kathrynk
Reviewed November 28, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 13, 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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