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Great for kids of all ages

Nice little get a way experience for kids and family. Very nice exhibits. My grand kids really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joel M
Buda, Texas
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I hope this is true

Supposedly Brookshire’s will be relocating the playground to Fresh by Brookshire’s soon. I... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
DeAnne B
Tyler, Texas
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Our museum and playground are currently closed, and we are unable to take additional tour and party reservations at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1600 W Southwest Loop 323, Adjacent to Brookshire Grocery Co. Headquarters, Tyler, TX 75701-8532
+1 903-534-2169
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little get a way experience for kids and family. Very nice exhibits. My grand kids really liked it as did the adults. Good way to enjoy some time away from home.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joel M
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Supposedly Brookshire’s will be relocating the playground to Fresh by Brookshire’s soon. I certainly hope so.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DeAnne B
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is a wonderful place to go on a rainy day with visiting grandchildren. They love the displays of animals and the covered play equipment as well as the grocery shop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank happyladyTyler
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

The BEST playground in Tyler & the free museum was always a neat visit. I heard a rumor they will reopen when they make it safe for children (since the ammonia leak) I hope that's true - my daughter really misses this park!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 778kristyf
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Its now closed and who knows if it will ever open again. It was always a great place to take the grandbabies. Its a shame that Tyler no longer has this great place to share and enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Val L
Reviewed May 14, 2018

So sad this attraction is perminately closed they had the best playgound in Tyler!! We are hearbroken this is no longer avaiilable to out city... what a loss.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lkjhfsa
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We decided to do stuff that was cheap or free in the tyler area and this fits the bill. Was pretty interesting with a wide assortment of animals to look at. Nice way to pass some time and kids will like it.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Southernroadwarriors
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for families with young children! Lots of animals on display (taxidermy) in areas depicting native surroundings, and some with a bit of whimsy! Don't miss the authentic "general store" as well as the gift shop at the end of tour....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Judy T
Reviewed February 8, 2018

I'm glad we went here - been meaning to go for a long time. But it's a one-time-and-you've-seen-it type of thing. The taxidermy tableaux are nicely done, and if you're an artist and like to draw from pictures of real animals, this is the best...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank catw0man77
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Well we have no clue why my husband thought we would like this place but it was horrible. Hunters who shoot for the fun of it are the lowest of the low. No giraffe is ever going to hurt you so why kill it? This...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Kcbbrn
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March 13, 2016|
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Response from OpiesMom2 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is FREE!! :-) Go and enjoy!
Angela B
February 19, 2015|
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Response from Nikki L | Property representative |
Open Tuesday - Saturday (Closed on Sundays, Mondays and major holidays) Oct. 1 - Feb. 28: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. March 1 - Sept. 30: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
January 21, 2015|
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Response from Nikki L | Property representative |
Please contact us at 903-534-2169. We are open Tuesday - Saturday (closed on Sundays, Mondays and major holidays). Hours: March 1 - Sept. 30: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Oct. 1 - Feb. 28: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.