Celebrate the Piney Woods of Lufkin
Did you know Texas has over 60 million acres of forest? Celebrate the beautiful landscape that makes up the Piney Woods of East Texas.
Learn about the unique history of Lufkin’s lumber and forest industry by stepping foot inside the Texas Forestry Museum. This immersive history museum is the only one of its kind. With three exhibits sharing the timeline, artifacts, and products of the forest, the free, public museum is a space for education and fun.
To stay on theme, head to Rusty Axe Brewing Company in Downtown Lufkin. Don’t let the name fool you – it’s more than just a brewery. Not only does the establishment offer 12 rotating craft beers, but it also serves as an American Bistro with a scratch kitchen. Pair those Poke Tacos with a Wobbler Cobbler IPA. Or try the Southwest Chicken Pizza with an Angelina Ultra.
Make sure to make your way to Lufkin every September for the annual Texas State Forest Festival! This unique festival pays tribute to East Texas’s surroundings with wood carvers, butterfly encounters, and an exotic petting zoo. The Forest Festival is geared toward families and welcomes every one, near or far.