Zoo for Dead Animals
Ahh! I have you hooked already. You are probably asking yourself where this zoo is and how can I avoid it! It’s the Brookshires World of Wildlife Museum and Park of course!
This fantastic park is located just outside Loop 323 in Tyler on Old Jacksonville Hwy. It is composed of a museum of stuffed and preserved animals (yes – real ones and some of them quite exotic) along with a country store. The animals were collected from the travels and hunts of the Brookshire family. The kids will love looking at toys and food items from yesteryear in the grocery store. The building is air conditioned which is a necessity on these hot Texas days, has great clean bathrooms (I know – it’s a thing with me) and also a little general store where you can buy a little treat that probably won’t break the bank. There are some vending machines as well as water fountains.
Outside there is a spacious children’s park with lots of big shade trees and picnic tables. There’s swings and play apparatus for the little ones as well as a fire truck, tractor and railway car to climb on. The older kids will love the the merry-go-round and jungle gym. There’s a big slide and big swings as well.
Be advised that it gets very busy here – especially on Saturdays with it being a favorite birthday party destination – best to make reservations ahead! Yes – you can call and book some picnic tables for your party. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Brookshires World of Wildlife Museum and Park – it’s a great thing about Tyler!
Oh yeah! The zoo for dead animals is what my kids called it when they were little – they still like to go back again and again.