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Ellen Trout Zoo

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Address: 402 Zoo Cir, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
Phone Number: 936-633-0399
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Very nice for small town zoo!

This is a very good zoo for a small town. Definitely recommend getting a membership, for a family it is only $40 for the full year. You can see many animals including lions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lufkin, Texas
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Lufkin, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good zoo for a small town. Definitely recommend getting a membership, for a family it is only $40 for the full year. You can see many animals including lions, tigers, jaguars, hippos, giraffes, a rhino, and plenty of snakes (in a snake house) and peacocks (running loose). Don't miss out on riding the train, it is... More 

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COLORADO SPRINGS
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THe zoo is awesome,,,a must-see. The train ride is a must-do, also, Take the time to stroll around the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the free roaming peacocks for one thing the place was clean and had that welcome to the jungle feeling the walkways was a brilliant idea to make it look fossilized with footprints and plants and they had a $1000 stuffed tiger...who tf needs that big of a tiger anyways better be ballin if you roll thru the gift shop... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 2 kiddos and I adore going to zoos in every city we visit and travel thru and having read such excellent reviews of the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, TX we knew it was a must see. The train ride is nice and we enjoyed it, there was no line for the train when we arrived at the zoo... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at the Ellen Trout Zoo! There were lots of animals to see and learn about. Price is very economic friendly, it was $7 per person ($14) for two people which is not bad at all, I believe kids get in free. We were able to take lots of photos and we thoroughly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Great for a family time and also a picnic. Very cheap admission price. Good variety of animals. Also my soon love ridding the train ride. Their is also a pond to fish on.

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Thank eliseo M
Lufkin, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Love Taking The Little Ones Of The Family To The Zoo! Even The Older Ones Enjoy Going! It's A Fun Day Out, I Just Wish It Didn't Cost As Much As It Does!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Lufkin, United States
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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