Dale Willis- Museum Curator Open Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM til 4:00 PM Free Admission ? Located on 20+ acres of beautiful wooded East Texas earth, the Museum features historical treasures and artifacts depicting early American life circa 1850 to 1950. Founder Bill Parrott created this place as a hobby and upon his passing, gifted his dream-come-true to the City of Lindale. ? Families, friends, and neighbors are invited inside for an up-close look at various antiques and exhibits, or to enjoy a relaxing picnic by the pond. Walking throughout the park, you will spot several interesting projects, like a restored old Model T, about 20 tractors that date all the way back to the era of Eli Whitney, a replica gas station, an impressively large working water mill, and much more. ? With free admission, plenty of parking and picnic tables to boot, Old Mill Pond is a great spot to stop when passing through the area. Or make it a destination and shoot the breeze with some of the friendly folks who run the place.
Location: 2900 S Main Street, Lindale, Texas
Located in the famous Beavers Bend State Park, the Forest Heritage Center Museum is a prime city attraction. Home to numerous large dioramas painted by the celebrated artist Harry Rossoll, the heritage museum attracts many curious travelers and history buffs. Dedicated towards honoring the forest and the people of the forest, this iconic museum houses a plethora of interesting exhibits such as traditional woodworking tools, chainsaw carvings and the Forest Wood Art Gallery. When in the charming city of Broken Bow, one must make a headway for this popular museum to learn more about Oklahoma’s forests and their communities.
Location: US-259, Broken Bow, Oklahoma
See and hear elk bugling on a crisp fall morning. Wolves howling in a snowy arctic scene. Finally see the fish that live in the legendary Fluecy Creek. These and other wildlife dioramas are designed to educate and entertain all age groups and can be seen at the Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum and Taxidermy Studio.
Location: 6594 US 259, Broken Bow, Oklahoma