Tyler, Texas: Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum

Brookshire (grocery store) family museum started in 1975 features 450 stuffed and mounted animals in wildlife and aquatic scenes from Africa and North America. Also antique trucks and a replica grocery store.
Address:
1600 W Southwest Loop 323, Tyler, TX
Directions:
I-20E toward Shreveport Exit 556, right onto US 69S, right onto TX-323 Loop, right onto Old Jacksonville Hwy past the Brookshires warehouse.
Hours:
Tu-Sa Oct-Feb 10 am - 4 pm, Mar-Sep 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Su, M. (Call to verify)
Phone:
903-534-2169
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Polar bear. Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum

Absolutely stop at this place! If you find Mike Bell there, ask him to give you a personal tour. He's full of awesome knowledge and an amazingly nice man. He made this visit beyond amazing!

[ME, 05/05/2012]
Monkey plays Monopoly. Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum

The most politically incorrect museum you may ever see -- "stuffed" monkeys playing Monopoly, painted fish jumping out of water, and several animals more than likely on an endangered list somewhere. Kids love it and the expansive playground area is an excellent way to introduce them to the idea that museums can be fun. The old-time store is the most extensive I've ever seen.

Don't forget to get a group pic by the gynormous animals in front of the museum sign outside.

[foggyphils, 04/11/2011]
Posing at the sign. Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum

A cool free museum, courtesy of the Brookshire family. Well worth the visit.

[Zaak OConan, 02/03/2011]

The museum (which includes a replica of a 1920s country store) exhibits 450 stuffed and mounted animals, a series of dioramas depicting North American wildlife, African, and aquatic scenes.

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