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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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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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Great place to take the grandchildren

Always fun to see the extensive wildlife museum. Take you time to view. There is much to see. The old country store is very interesting. Kids enjoy the refurbished... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tyler, United States
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Tyler, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always fun to see the extensive wildlife museum. Take you time to view. There is much to see. The old country store is very interesting. Kids enjoy the refurbished playground. Plenty of parking with the additional space added last year.

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Frankston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much better than we thought it would be. Lots of stuffed wildlife from around the world. Kids enjoyed it and the playground out side, had brought lunch so had a picnic at their park.

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Thank Richard H
Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum had so many animals (purportedly 450) that it took us quite a while in each room to view them all. I loved the small ID signs underneath each animal giving basic details such as their habitat, diet, and an interesting fact about each animal. I couldn't help but think how much I wish our grandchildren were with us... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I have never seen so many wild animals in such a small place....all stuffed of course. The exhibits are amazing. My grandchildren were awe struck! They also have a replica of the first Brookshire Grocery Store from the precious century. Its like a walk back in time! Then they coerce you into a gift shop area so everyone can buy... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Took Grand Child here while on vacation. Lots of animal displays and very educational. This awesome place is free for everyone to enjoy. There is a gift shop that offers many unique gifts. Outside offers a wonderful playground for the kids. It has a padded rubber mat throughout the playground. There is also a train caboose and fire engine along... More 

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1 Thank Tazz W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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Thank Angel M
New Braunfels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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Thank Jack W
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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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