Nearest entrance is about 11 miles west on Texas 94.
Fully accredited zoo shows a wide variety of animals and birds. It is known for its breeding programs for West African crowned crane and Louisiana pine snake. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. summer). Admission charge. 402 Zoo Circle. 936/633-0399. www.ellentroutzoo.com.
This public archives center collects, preserves and makes available the history of East Texas. It showcases some of the vast collections of documents and photographs. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. Free. 102 N. Temple in Diboll. 936/829-3543. www.thehistorycenteronline.com.
Housed in a historic 1905 Episcopal Church, the museum offers changing art, science and history exhibits. A permanent gallery of art features East Texas artists. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Fri. and 1–5 p.m. Sat.–Sun. Free. 503 N. Second. 936/639-4434.
See early logging machinery, sawmill town exhibit, wildland fire fighting equipment and fire tower, old railroad depot, antique railroad and sawmill steam engines. The museum has forest lands, flora and fauna exhibits and a mini-woodland trail. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. Free...
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