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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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Ellen Trout Zoo

I have fond memories of visiting this zoo as a child and it's even better now! I do miss Hippy and the original hippopotamus building a great deal, but the recently added habitats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Lufkin, Texas
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Lufkin, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have fond memories of visiting this zoo as a child and it's even better now! I do miss Hippy and the original hippopotamus building a great deal, but the recently added habitats and garden area are lovely! Ellen Trout Zoo and Park will always be one of my favorite places on earth!

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Lufkin, Texas
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Me and my family have went there for years its always clean and fun plus the train is a plus for the little ones, we enjoy the snack bar and gift shop also

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We, myself, the hubby, and the toddler, visited Lufkin Zoo this past weekend, August 8, 2015. We live in Huntsville which is an hour and 30 mins. drive from Lufkin, so we left early to arrive early. We got there just soon after it opened, 9a. There is a lot of shade but we still put sunblock on our little... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great little zoo! Enough shade that in July a couple hours at the zoo is a great way to give my teenage granddaughter a great time and me a great way to get pictures of her without her phone in her face! (lol). Not overly crowded and well laid out so you can see the animals. Loved the hippo enclosure.

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Longview, TX
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We really loved this zoo!!! It was the perfect size for us to stop in on our way to Galveston and let the kids explore for a few hours. There is a cute little train that you can ride around the perimeter($2 cash or check only),our little ones enjoyed it immensely! The peacocks roam free around the zoo and are... More 

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Beaumont, Tx
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This zoo is definitely worth the visit if you are in town. It's very shaded, and there are numerous peacocks that walk around out in the open. There's only one concession spot (unlike larger zoos that have several throughout), so plan accordingly. For being a small zoo, it still took us a full hour and a half to go through... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great little zoo, its small enough to enjoy just a few hours of fun with the kiddos before they get restless! It is very affordable, tickets are around $5.00 for an adult. There are some fun animals that aren't at most large zoos. Peacocks running around everywhere, they are free roaming and there are a lot of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great zoo. The peacocks are all over the place. They run free! There are a lot of them. It was a great zoo to visit with family and friends. Small and quaint. The gift shop and the sodas are a little over priced. They need to have a better marked path so that you don't miss anything and so you... More 

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Centerville, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This zoo was a pleasant surprise! Lots of animals we had never seen before in larger zoos! The hippos are a favorite attraction for my kids. The peacocks roaming freely keep my littlest ones engaged and excited to be so close. This little zoo can't be beat! The train ride is fun as well!

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The zoo was cozy. The price was awesome. This is not a big zoo but will fill the bill for just having a great time with the kids and not having to pay so much money. There is a cute little train ride across and a small lake to walk around. I will go there again.

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