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Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store

Old Jacksonville Hwy, 1 Mile South of Wsw Loop 323, Adjacent to Brookshire Grocery Co. Headquarters, Tyler, TX 75701
+1 903-534-2169
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Playground is the bomb!

This is a staple of child entertainment in Tyler. The museum part may be a little frightening to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sarahsL3064SC
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Flint, Texas
Quick trip

The museum is a nice walk thru tour the country store has old fashion candies and it is fun for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lindig2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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With more than 50,000 visitors annually, Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum provides an up-close look at more than 450 animals from various regions of the world depicted in their natural habitats. The adjoining Country Store takes guests back in time with products and fixtures commonly seen in a grocery store of the 1920s. While visiting Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store, enjoy our playground, which features three covered, age-specific play areas with state-of-the-art equipment that meets or exceeds safety standards. Special attractions on the playground include a 1952 La France fire truck, a restored railroad caboose and a 1936 McCormick Deering farm tractor. A gift shop is also available with a variety of merchandise including toys, novelty items, candy and snacks.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Old Jacksonville Hwy, 1 Mile South of Wsw Loop 323, Adjacent to Brookshire Grocery Co. Headquarters, Tyler, TX 75701
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a staple of child entertainment in Tyler. The museum part may be a little frightening to the very young as some of the stuffed animals could be scary to them. The rest of the museum takes you back to simpler times of general...More

Thank sarahsL3064SC
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a nice walk thru tour the country store has old fashion candies and it is fun for our family

Thank lindig2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really great FREE activity! There are SO many animals to see and learn about. There is also a cute general store. The best part is the playground with the old fire truck that kids can explore and climb on. There is more...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted an inexpensive place to take my 13 year old niece, 10 year old nephew, and my one year old daughter. This was perfect! However, I thought it would be bigger. It had taxidermied animals, a replica of the original Brookshire's store (my favorite...More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

just stuffed dead animals, maybe from their hunting trips. I do not recommend. Not a museum, a trophy room of hunt kill.

Thank msjewelee
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a free museum and play park for kids! Playground is divided for under/over 5 years old! Lots of animals to see and learn about

Thank rkj6891
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My favorite part is a replica of an old country store. There is also a lot of wildlife from various parts of the world and even little chambers for the kids to put their hands in to touch different animal skins.

Thank Rita W
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My kids love this place!! It is full of taxidermied animals something that i find ....different, but my kids like it! THere's a fake shop imitating how shops "back in the day" used to be, along with a real shop where you can buy beverages,...More

Thank sharrison0809
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place for children. Our teenage grandchildren loved it. Brookshire's gives so much to our county. Great entertainment.

Thank Danadaire
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Wife and I enjoyed the wild life exhibit. Going thru the old country store really interesting. They have a real nice playground for the kids.

Thank Johnny O
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Heatherna28
How much is it to get it per child an adult?
14 March 2016|
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Response from OpiesMom2 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is FREE!! :-) Go and enjoy!
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Angela B
The hours they are open.
20 February 2015|
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Response from | 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.
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tcsccar
I would like to have my son's birthday there at the museum. How do I reserve this
22 January 2015|
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Response from | 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.
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