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“Pretty interesting place”

Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store
Ranked #1 of 3 Shopping in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 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 22 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. Best of all, the museum is free!

Thank Judy T
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Reviewed 9 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 way to get them so you get a clear shot of the animal without it moving. Lots of different species are represented. The country store setup is neat. My son liked the playground the best, of course. It's a nice place to visit, but isn't a family favorite.

1  Thank catw0man77
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Reviewed 9 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 place is why we are loosing animals to extinction!!! Do not go to this place!!

2  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 down by OSHA for being too close to the plant. I hate that a great venue for lower income families was closed.

1  Thank DeAnne B
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