- Our list of the best things to do in Lufkin, Texas, features the top 34 nearby activities — including 16 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Lufkin, TX has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, Amusement, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of Lufkin, TX , followed by 21 popular activities in nearby cities, including Nacogdoches
With close to 700 reptiles, birds, and mammals, the Ellen Trout Zoo has various exhibits that display animals in their natural habitats. The Spectacled Owl, Jamaican Fruit Bat, Bontebok, White Rhino, Masai Giraffe, and Hippo are among the most popular animals at the zoo.
The Texas Forestry Museum explores the past, present, and future of Texas' forests and the forest industry. The museum has a variety of exhibits, including the Sawmill Doctor Exhibit, which goes over the role a sawmill doctor plays in a sawmill town.
A recreation area surrounds the 45-acre Ratliff Lake that was originally a log pond until it was expanded by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Facilities are open year-round and include a reservable amphitheater, swim area, picnic tables, and large campground.
Formed by 7 women in 1972, the Museum of East Texas is a cultural center that has sculptures and paintings, as well as public programs, workshops and lectures. Artwork is from American, Latin American, European, and East Texas artists.
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The historic Naranjo Museum of Natural History is a museum that showcases fossils, artifacts, and geological minerals. The museum includes exhibits such as the 'Permian Display', 'Cave Bears', and 'The Einiosaur'.
The Cinemark Lufkin 12 Theater is an all-stadium-style seating cineplex that features first-run movies across 12 auditoriums. The theater uses the latest digital projection technology, is fully 3D capable, and has a snack bar and arcade as well.