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Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store

1600 W Southwest Loop 323, Adjacent to Brookshire Grocery Co. Headquarters, Tyler, TX 75701-8532
+1 903-534-2169
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Sadly it's closed

The BEST playground in Tyler & the free museum was always a neat visit. I heard a rumor they will... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kristy F
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Its now closed

Its now closed and who knows if it will ever open again. It was always a great place to take the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Val L
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“general store” (28 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (21 reviews)
“fire truck” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1600 W Southwest Loop 323, Adjacent to Brookshire Grocery Co. Headquarters, Tyler, TX 75701-8532
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+1 903-534-2169
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"general store"
in 28 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 21 reviews
"fire truck"
in 18 reviews
"gift shop"
in 23 reviews
"great playground"
in 11 reviews
"polar bear"
in 4 reviews
"old fashioned candy"
in 3 reviews
"birthday parties"
in 9 reviews
"all ages"
in 14 reviews
"great place to have"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"plenty of picnic tables"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 11 reviews
"playground equipment"
in 4 reviews
"nice family"
in 3 reviews
"kids love"
in 6 reviews
"picnic area"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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!

Thank Kristy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Val L
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Reviewed 14 May 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.

1  Thank lkjhfsa
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Reviewed 5 April 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.

1  Thank Southernroadwarriors
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Reviewed 21 March 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

Thank Judy T
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Reviewed 8 February 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

1  Thank catw0man77
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Reviewed 8 November 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

1  Thank Kcbbrn
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I was never a fan of the dead animals displayed from the Brookshire family's trophy hunting. But the playground was wonderful, and free for kids birthday parties. After a recent ammonia leak at one of the plants in the Brookshire's complex, the playground was shut...More

1  Thank DeAnne B
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Lot's of hands on displays and exhibits. "Old" farm machinery for kids to play on outside. Fun and free place to check out with the kids.

1  Thank DanielTex
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

So many dead animals on display it was a bit overwhelming. Overall I left just feeling sad. My grandson liked the country store and the playground outside is very nice.

Thank DebiSu Y
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Heatherna28
13 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
19 February 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.
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tcsccar
21 January 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.
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