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Ellen Trout Zoo

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402 Zoo Cir, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Amazing and Surprising Zoo!

So many animals! I had always meant to stop at this zoo but honestly didn't expect more than a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kristinvic2ria
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Fun couple of hours!

Stopped in this morning with my 2 sons. We have a membership to the Houston Zoo, so we got in for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ImABoyMom
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (34 reviews)
“small train” (5 reviews)
“run free” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
402 Zoo Cir, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
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+1 936-633-0399
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"train ride"
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"small train"
in 5 reviews
"run free"
in 3 reviews
"free roaming"
in 3 reviews
"interesting animals"
in 4 reviews
"large variety of animals"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"concession stand"
in 7 reviews
"big cats"
in 4 reviews
"great small town"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 4 reviews
"lufkin area"
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"giraffes"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many animals! I had always meant to stop at this zoo but honestly didn't expect more than a glorified park. I was So wrong! They have hippos! Peacocks roam free and it's so beautifully done! I know I sound really excited and I am!...More

Thank kristinvic2ria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in this morning with my 2 sons. We have a membership to the Houston Zoo, so we got in for free thanks to the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums)! We loved this zoo! Tips: stop at the little gift shop on your way...More

1  Thank ImABoyMom
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This a wonderful zoo. The exhibits are well done with a wide variety of animals to see. They have a great education program and host thousands of school children each year. One of the newest attractions is a mile long hiking trail around the lake....More

1  Thank Bill C
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This zoo is well laid out. It has a park like setting with winding pathways. The animal exhibits are well marked and offer just the right amount of information. The zoo train Z&OO railway was fun too!

1  Thank Kathryn K
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Even though it's not a huge zoo, they have big cats, giraffes, rhinos, monkeys and everything you'd come to expect when wanting to see unique animals. Very clean and well maintained.

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Our family loves this Zoo. It may be smaller than most, but the animals look healthy and happy! We enjoy the small train across the street and park for picnics too! Wish the gift shop was bigger and offered a better selection, but the staff...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We love this zoo! I especially like seeing different animals that I can't see at my local zoo such as the hippos & kamodo dragons. Bring cash & ride the train. I would highly recommend this zoo if you're in the area.

Thank Kristy F
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Have taken the kids here now I can take the Grand kids. They have a pretty good selection of animals . They have a small train ride that the Kids LOVE..takes you around the zoo..

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

My first visit to the zoo was when I was a college student in Nacogdoches in the 1980's. I've visited a few times since then when I have the chance while I'm in the area. A must see for families!

Thank kathrynl924
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We went for the day with a 3 and 5 year old. Zoo was small enough for them to enjoy and see animals close up without being overwhelmed. But also had a wonderful variety of animals for them to see. It was also nice to...More

Thank Cates622
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Ruby K
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Texasdishman | Reviewed this property |
I am not real sure, I never noticed any. but I wasn't paying any attention. I would say NO. because of the other animals there..
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Laura T
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Cates622 | Reviewed this property |
There was a small snack bar but no meals.
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TexasTornado
February 22, 2018|
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Response from wmcbryde21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. From what I saw there are ample ramps and level pavement.
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