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Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store

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Address: Old Jacksonville Hwy, 1 Mile South of Wsw Loop 323, Adjacent to Brookshire Grocery Co. Headquarters, Tyler, TX 75701
Phone Number: +1 903-534-2169
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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With more than 50,000 visitors annually, Brookshire's World of Wildlife...

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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Only reason I'm giving them a 4 star is because there was a lady in the front that wasn't that polite towards my children but other than that it was awesome!! And there was an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only reason I'm giving them a 4 star is because there was a lady in the front that wasn't that polite towards my children but other than that it was awesome!! And there was an older gentleman that worked there that was super sweet!

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New Braunfels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a fun place to take the grands. It's kind of like an indoor zoo, perfect for rainy days. You get to see animals that we don't see here. The country store is great fun too!

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to have a fun time with NO stress entertaining your "little ones", this is the place to go! My GRANDgirls could spend hours here. We start with the museum which produces awe and amazement throughout our walk. I constantly hear, "Gigi, Look!" After, visiting the museum, we entered the park which is equipped with plenty of slides,... More 

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Carthage, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good educational opportunity here. I especially was impressed with the recreated original Brookshire grocery/General store. Gift shop on grounds.

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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Many people like this place. The park is great, but the museum is just the animals people shot and stuffed. If you don't mind that sort of thing, then enjoy!

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Eagle Rock, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic. Lots of exotic wildlife on display, history of the Brookshire grocery business and a look back at an old time grocery store. Admission is Free! We visit at least once a year. Great place to take kids.

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Thank Anita G
Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This museum is definitely interesting and it gives you the chance to see something that you don't see all the time. It's a little sad that so many animals were hunted for trophy. However, this is a free interaction which is good for families on a budget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My greatgranddaughters always want to go here when they visit. They love the museum and playground. Its free and it's great fun for the children.

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Thank Coniway
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Such a cool place to take your kids. Animals everywhere and a cool old grocery store replica inside. Definitely a top recommendation for families in Tyler.

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My kids like to go to the Wildlife Museum about every 6 months or so. They always have good time and it's a great place for a Mothers Group outing. We all enjoyed looking at the animals and the "days of yesteryear" general store is pretty neat as well. They also have a playground that helps us "lose excess energy."... More 

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