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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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Nice little zoo

Nice little zoo for the East Texas scene. They have a gift shop and little snack shop. Ride the Z&OO

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Russell A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little zoo for the East Texas scene. They have a gift shop and little snack shop. Ride the Z&OO

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Thank Russell A
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my granddaughter, my son and my daughter in law to Ellen Trout Zoo, and it was my granddaughter's first time! She loved the peacocks and the turtles the most it seemed though we made it a point to stop at all the exhibits. She liked to people watch too! We went early in the morning to beat the... More 

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Thank Billy G
Lufkin, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For the size population Lufkin boasts a fantastic zoo. They are adding gorillas soon and just had a white lion cub. They are currently working to make all the habitats more natural. A great trip for animal lovers or a family with kids. While you are there take a ride on the Z&OO railway. A lions club provided tradition. 😃

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Thank Jeffrey F
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to a few zoos and although this one is not a large one like big city I really like this bc all the animals are up close and personal there isn't gates or fences blocking your view and there are peacocks walking by you the whole time and a year membership for a family of 4 is... More 

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Thank Riley C
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute and inexpensive zoo. Can be seen in a couple of hours, lots of places to sit in the shade. Only negative is the only place to buy water is at the entrance/exit.

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Thank cejames2010
Apple Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a birthday party at a pavilion outside the zoo. It was perfect for all. The zoo is fantastic and a highlite of Lufkin. Now the newborn white baby tiger is a must see for us. It's not a big size zoo but just right for 1/2 day of enjoyment.

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Thank Debby L
Belton, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to this zoo exceeded my expectations. Given that it is not a big name zoo and is in a smaller town it is more peaceful than most zoos/aquariums I have been to.

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Thank DGK71
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and shady made being in the heat bearable some of the exhibits seem too small for the animals but all in all I enjoyed myself

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Thank brebre6106
Houston
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great small zoo. Kids had a great time. Lots of shade. Animals were very active. Family of four visited the zoo and rife the train for $32. Great value and great zoo.

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Thank Nick C
Jasper, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is great. we live 60 miles away and try to visit as often as possible. We actually bought a membership!!! I love this zoo and so does the rest of my family! If your looking for fun this is it!!!

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Thank Pamela B

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