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Ellen Trout Zoo

402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904
936-633-0399
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Lufkin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The parking was weird. You just parknin the one-way road that goes around the zoo. The zoo did not have maps, and the trails seemed to fork off, we didnt want want to miss anyhting, so we found ourselves backtracking. They did have animals that our local zoo does not have (rhinos, giraffes, and hippos!) The walkways are shaded and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a nice little zoo and a quick pleasant diversion if traveling in the area with kids. There's a cute little train just outside the zoo, but it was under construction when we visited. Should we be in the area again, we hope to give it a try.

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Fort Polk, Louisiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very small zoo with lots of construction going on. We could not even see any monkeys since they were blocked off. There were peacocks all over the place way too many for a zoo. There were no signs to direct you of where you were going. Not worth driving 2 hrs for though at all. Also the concession stand and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

you're not gonna find another zoo anywhere that only charges $5/adult.its not too big so you're not exhausted by the time you're done.loved all the peacocks roaming around,that was pretty cool.just wish the gift shop had more stuff.i'll definetly go back.

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Lufkin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a pretty good small town zoo- it takes less than 2 hrs to go through the zoo- a perfect attraction for Texas summer heat! The little ones don't get too tired and there is a nice playground on the grounds of the zoo. The little train ride is only $2 and a nice addition to your visit.

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Conroe, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin Texas is a little gem that should not be overlooked. It is not a mega zoo; however, that is part of the charm. The nearly complete shade of the trees and shrubbery make it an easy walk through the well maintained trails past the animal habitat. I liked that it was easy to see a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This zoo is perfect for a family and the prices are affordable. It had a lot of different animals and we a nice time. The gift shop was affordable as well, not like most zoos, it had low prices.

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Temple, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Got to zoo at 9;15,paid the 5 dollar per adults,ask for a zoo map they say they ran out of maps. I dont think they have any maps, she say the zoo just loop around,but the paths dose split up. Its very shaded and plenty benches to sit, but they need to cut some low hanging branches Its a ok... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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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