An essential stop in [node:46803 link Lufkin] is the incomparable Texas Forestry Museum (1905 Atkinson Dr., 936/632-9535, www.treetexas.com , 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 1–5 p.m. Sun., free). The museum offers a look at historic and contemporary growth of the region’s lumber industry in two main areas—the forest history wing and resource/management wing.
Highlights include a compelling exhibit about life in a lumber company town, complete with model buildings and a large collection of artifacts from early logging camps. Historic equipment, a fire lookout tower cab, a paper mill room, and an educational exhibit detailing the natural succession of a forest are other noteworthy attractions at the Texas Forestry Museum. Visitors can learn more about the region’s natural resources on the scenic Urban Wildscape Trail located behind the main building.