4402 S. First St.
Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone: (936) 632-4949
Fax: (936) 632-4925
Chambers Park is one of the city's oldest parks and is ideal for family outings. It has a splash pad, a playground, tennis courts, picnic areas and a community center.
Located on South Raguet Street, the Kurth Memorial Library, is a public library that features a good collection of books, CDs, DVDs and more. The library offers free membership to locals.
The Museum of East Texas showcases sculptures and paintings of local artists as well as fine art by European, Latin and North American painters. It conducts guided tours and organizes summer art camps for children of all age groups.
King Putt Park is an outdoor entertainment center with two mini golf courses of 18 holes each. It also has the popular games Balloon Bust and Wheel of Fortune and offers packages for celebrating birthday parties.
Lufkin Country Club was built in 1935 and is popular for both golf and swimming. Its 18-hole golf course has a par of 72 and is dominated by Bermuda grass and pine trees. There are special memberships for schools and for using the swimming pool.
Mainly located in the city of Lufkin, the Ellen Trout Zoo was established in 1967. Although a comparatively small zoo, it is home to a wide range of animals including jaguar, hippopotamus, Bali mynah, white rhinoceros, Maasai giraffe and Saki monkeys, to name a few. Russell’s viper, Galapagos tortoise, Fly River turtle and the rare Malayan tapir are some more attractions. Apart from maintaining and preserving the animal and bird species, the zoo also offers educational programs to various schools covering an array of wildlife and environmental topics. The elegant Solomon Island Eclectus parrot and the atypical Chilean flamingos are great additions to the zoo that have visitors raving.
The Kit McConnico Park has 11 fields for soccer and seven for softball practice. It is the site of various tournaments and leagues and a favorite with the city's youth. Hikers and cyclists can embark on the Lost Arrow Mountain Bike Trail starting at the edge of this park.
Zion Hill Baptist Church, located on Patricia Drive, is a beautiful early 20th century structure built by well-renowned architect Diedrich Rulfs. The church is home to one of the oldest congregations of American Baptists in the entire state.
Spend a day enjoying the benefits of fruitful outdoor activity at Pioneer Park. Bring a picnic along, or take an invigorating stroll beneath the cool shade of the trees. Surrounded by the cityscape of Nacogdoches, the park offers a welcomed break from the mundane routine of daily life.
Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden is a beautiful flower garden with 46 beds of azaleas and a wheelchair accessible trail which is interspersed with benches where you can sit and take in the beauty of the flowers. Every March, during blooming season, the garden is the site of several tours and events.
Sterne Hoya House Museum is located in a wood and brick dogtrot house on South Lanana Street. Built by Adolphus Sterne, the house was home to the Sterne and Hoya families over the years. Today, the house has been transformed into a museum with exhibits of antique furniture, period pieces, displays on the Civil War, a library, a wine cellar and more.
Nacogdoches Railroad Depot is an early 20th century railway depot which was inaugurated in 1911 when the earlier wood building burned to the ground. Today its is a nationally recognized heritage site and museum with exhibits displaying the development of transportation in the early days in Nacogdoches.