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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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Peacocks

Peacocks rule this zoo and make it fun. Some animals like the lion look lonely and malnourished. Pretty much all animals were awake and active when we went. Small zoo but plenty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Peacocks rule this zoo and make it fun. Some animals like the lion look lonely and malnourished. Pretty much all animals were awake and active when we went. Small zoo but plenty to see and enjoy like Fox bats (so cool). Cheap too. No map of zoo was available.

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San Antonio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Is a small zoo and not that big but is a fun experience.We go to Lufkin about twice a year to visit family. We try to get to the zoo when we visit. Has a train that is fun and inexpensive.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are super lucky to have this charming zoo in our area. There are dozens of animals and the Peacocks are allowed to roam freely. It's beautiful to see the Peacocks up close but be careful not to step in waste. For the best experience, do not visit in the hottest part of the day during the summer. There is... More 

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Grapeland, TX
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am a professional photographer and I love to shoot families and seniors at the Zoo. It is very beautiful there and I recommend the train ride.

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Lufkin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have a pleasant atmosphere. The people are friendly and they have plenty of animals to see. They also have all sorts of events at different times of the year. They host the zoo boo at Halloween, which the little trick or treater's love.

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Lufkin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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