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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

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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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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johnny O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Tyler, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome educational moments inside the museum. The playground is perfect for kids and it's a great place to have birthday parties

Thank Jad D
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very neat place. Playground for kids. Large display of endangered animals the Brookshires killed on display. Clean restrooms.

Thank Konrad V
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were many animals displayed and labeled exceptionally well. A great place for adults and children. A nice outdoor playground any child would love. Amazing that there is no charge to visit the museum or playground. There is a nice gift shop with reasonable prices.

Thank noname1945
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum for the first time on Friday 3/17/17. My 10 year old granddaughter and I brought a picnic lunch- there were plenty of picnic tables, which was nice. The play area is great- all fenced in for safety and lots of playground equipment for various ages. The museum has a lot of beautiful animal mounts, a small gift... More 

Thank FeliciaSta
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We enjoyed looking at all the exotic animals. The little store was super cute! So much fum for the little kids at the park there.

Thank Tina D
Centerville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is an amazing collection of stuffed animals and history from the African continent. The playgrounds are amazing and well kept and my kids ALWAYS enjoy the visit! And its free so you cant go wrong with this visit!

Thank mandylangley421
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

If you like looking at different animals it is good cause they have a lot of taxidermy animals and an old country store playground area and gift shop it was exciting to watch my children go oooooooo and awwwww lol you will enjoy yourself I do believe

Thank coulter4
Tyler, United States
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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.

Thank edgD7182UJ
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 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.

Thank Richard H

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