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Ellen Trout Zoo

Address: 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904
Phone Number: 936-633-0399
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Lufkin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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

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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Lufkin
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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 reviews 3 reviews
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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