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Ellen Trout Zoo

402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904
936-633-0399
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Lufkin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Ellen Trout Zoo is a special place for East Texans. For years ETZ has provided the community an experience that you can truly find in big cities. From Free floating hippos, to sleepy Lions, and galloping Giraffes, this zoo has it all. Take a stroll through the beautiful trail as you experience each and every customized habitat. And before you... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I come here at least once a year when I'm down for a visit. The prices at $5.00 for adults is a great value for time spent. If you pickup a bag of popcorn you'll make a lot of new friends. They have a train ride that that take you around the exterior of the park that is good value.

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Georgetown, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went recently after watching The Daytripper and I am so glad we did. I've been to many zoo's both big and small and this one was just the perfect size. We got there early around 10am so it wasn't too hot yet since it is July in Texas. The animals were also very active which made it more interesting.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I went to the Ellen Trout Zoo. It was very nice. Examples of animals we saw included: flamingos, snakes, lions, and even a komodo dragon. Also, scattered throughout the zoo, are several shaded seating areas. This came in handy when trying to take a break from the summer heat. I would definitely... More

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

For the size of this zoo, it is impressive the variety and amount of animals that reside here. It is well shaded and never excessively overcrowded. The entrance fees are nominal but the gift shop is slightly expensive. The concessions are reasonably priced so no complaint from me here. My family has been here numerous times and we will continue... More

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Jasper, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I took 2 of our grandchildren to the Ellen Trout Zoo this week. It was a weekday so it wasn't very crowded although the southeast Texas heat and humidity probably had something to do with that also. The zoo is small but has many great animals and a really good reptile house. They have many snakes making... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Pleasantly surprised with this place. Peacocks roaming around made it fun and interesting. Alot larger than i expected and very fair priced! Highly recommended

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This zoo is the perfect size to stroll through in the humid East Texas summer. There's also a train located outside of the zoo that you can ride around the perimeter of the zoo. Look into the season pass - definitely worth it!!

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Missouri City, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have been to this zoo a couple times. We absolutely LOVE this zoo. The animals are in pristine condition. We think this is one of the best, if not the best zoo, in Texas!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It was a pleasant environment with plenty of comfortable places to sit and watch the animals. Very well kept flora. All the free roam peacocks where strutting around showing off there feathers. Very nice way to spend the day without spending a lot of money

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