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Ellen Trout Zoo

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Address: 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904
Phone Number: 936-633-0399
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This zoo has a large variety of animals. Tigers, Rhinoceros, Alligators, and so much more. You can even take a ride on the train.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Lufkin, Texas
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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This zoo has a large variety of animals. Tigers, Rhinoceros, Alligators, and so much more. You can even take a ride on the train.

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Lufkin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very clean zoo. Exhibits well maintained. Not expensive. Train ride for kids is a must. This is a small zoo. Takes about an hour to see all. You dont have to walk for miles to see zoo. Plenty of restrooms and a snack bar and a gift shop.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We took our grandkids to the Ellen Trout Zoo, not knowing what to expect in a small city zoo. The exhibits were very good with a vast array of animals. I would recommend it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great zoo for a town like Lufkin its a nice place to take the family or a middle school "date" overall there is a wide variety of animals and they have peacocks roaming everywhere which can be entertaining to watch kids try to chase them around

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Compared to many zoos I've been to, this by far has been the best experience for me. The zoo has many animals that are a bit more exotic and there are many peacocks that roam around and are very cool. The peacocks are friendly and are like pets to the zoo and are different in there own way everywhere at... More 

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Southeast Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had great memories from 15 years ago and were so disappointed hoe deteriorated it has become. Very few animals and lots of peacocks.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a great time at the Ellen Trout Zoo. They have a very good collection and diversity of animals. They had terestial and water exibits of animals, big and small. They had a nice collection of big cats and bears. Their breeding program for peacocks worked overtime as the large birds were walking loose everywhere except the lyons den.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Ellen Trout zoo is a great place adjacent to a park with a train that young and old like. There are more animals than in many large Metropolitan zoos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This has to be one of the best sights in Lufkin ! Kids absolutely love it and it a nice place to just take a book to read and relax! Any kid at heart wlll ove it and the landscaping is outstanding for a zoo of this size ! Please go !! You will be amazed at the varity of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to the zoo with my small children. Good zoo for a town the size of Lufkin. In some ways, it is better than a big city zoo because children get too tired. Clean and friendly staff. Take the train. Well worth the two bucks. Train construction is finished. Weather is nice this time of year. Do it now before... More 

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