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Address: 1905 Atkinson Dr, Lufkin, TX 75901-2505
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+1 936-632-9535
10:00 - 17:00
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Interessting and educational

Learned a lot about the forestry history of east Texas. Well put together. well maintained and well run with an interesting array of exhibits.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Byron J
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned a lot about the forestry history of east Texas. Well put together. well maintained and well run with an interesting array of exhibits.

Thank Byron J
Lufkin, Tx.
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is the only forestry museum in Texas. It is an excellent source of knowledge for all wanting to know about the history of the forest industry in East Texas. There are exhibits for all ages also. Many of the exhibits change so you never get bored visiting there more than once. I always like to take my out of... More 

Thank Can1010
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

My children have enjoyed this museum over a number of years now -- the current little ones are five years old, and always look forward to visiting. They love seeing the machines, but the favorite part for both them and their older sister is the dress-up area where they can play at life in the old saw mill towns, along... More 

Thank renaissancegal45
Beaumont, Texas
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My family went today. My 7 year old said he wished he lived there amongst the machines! Nice museum and lots of information.

Thank BMTTexas
Del Rio, Texas
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305 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Went with a friend who wanted to show and explain the history of the forests of this area. Great historic exhibits of early logging of virgin forests, and how the logging industry has moved to sustainable forests. Exhibits of early photographs and historic tools used in forestry. Exhibits helped show advances in preventing and dealing with forest fires. Fun people... More 

Thank djfluth
Vidor, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very professionally done, and so interesting. Our tour guide was a very old retired forester. You should get so lucky! Do yourself a favor and go here and learn something. Be sure to head out back and climb on the railroad cars and stuff!

Thank sally8363
Waco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place was awesome! They have tons of artifacts from the lumber era boom, all kinds of neat things made from wood, great displays of wagons, saws, logging tractor, fire line plow on a jeep, saws used to cut down pine trees, videos, a great area for kids to pretend to live in cabins occupied by logging families! And these... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The Texas Forestry Museum, the train, and the trails behind the museum are a great place to visit when in Lufkin. Adults and children will be actively engaged. There are also many interesting forestry tools and machinery on displayi. The museum is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank PuraVidaPacifico
Lufkin, Texas
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

There is a ton of neat facts and history all over this museum. While there is stuff for young kids to do and see a lot of the stuff is going to be boring to them, but adults who like history will definitely enjoy it.

Thank bnkburns
Chandler, Texas
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

This was a great museum to learn about the logging industry. Always enjoy learning about things I have no knowledge of. Very well laid out and easy to navigate. There were many old photos, drawings, old ledger books and artifacts. Nice and clean and employees were friendly. There is an area behind the museum with an old railroad car. We... More 

Thank Zespy

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