Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum in Tyler, TX

By Andy Whisenant on April 28, 2011 at 11:39 am EST

Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store in Tyler lets visitors explore more than 450 animal dioramas representing animals from around the world. The best part? It’s all FREE.

After venturing through the deserts of Africa and the forests of North America, browse through Brookshire’s Country Store, which is filled with grocery items and fixtures reminiscent of an old fashioned 1920s grocery store.

Don’t miss the excitement of the playground areas as well. Climb aboard a 1952 model fire engine or jump into the driver’s seat of a McCormick Deering farm tractor. After you’ve played off all that energy, you’ll want to grab a bite to eat under one of the museum’s picnic areas as well.

Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store was founded by Wood T. and Louise Brookshire in order to “provide continuing enjoyment and education for children so that they may see and appreciate the wild animals of the earth.” That’s just what they did as they opened the first museum in 1975. After expanding, the museum moved to its current location in 1990.

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