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Texas Forestry Museum

1905 Atkinson Dr, Lufkin, TX 75901-2505
+1 936-632-9535
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Interesting, clean, informative museum. It operates solely on donations, so technically it's free... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paula B
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Unique Texas history museum

The Texas Forestry Museum was a bucket List stop for me. A special small museum, dedicated to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
texasrepublichistory
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Dallas, TX
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1905 Atkinson Dr, Lufkin, TX 75901-2505
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, clean, informative museum. It operates solely on donations, so technically it's free. We did donate $. A good place to go when it's hot or cold outside.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Texas Forestry Museum was a bucket List stop for me. A special small museum, dedicated to telling the story of the East Texas lumber industry and the development of sawmill towns. Interesting and educational exhibits cover paper mills, the logging industry in East Texas,...More

2  Thank texasrepublichistory
Reviewed 11 June 2017

All of the exhibits are well done, well lit and well explained. Needs an overview/introduction. The old equipment is interesting as well. There is also some railroad equipment outside. A nice caboose, a 2-6-0 steam engine and a very interesting car mounted crane, which unfortunately...More

2  Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Can1010
Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank renaissancegal45
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank djfluth
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank Kristi K
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