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Ellen Trout Zoo

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Address: 402 Zoo Cir, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
Phone Number: +1 936-633-0399
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This is a remarkable destination and includes fun for the entire family....join in for a ride on the train or just a ZOO tastic experience.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Demetress H
Lufkin, United States
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Lufkin, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a remarkable destination and includes fun for the entire family....join in for a ride on the train or just a ZOO tastic experience.

Thank Demetress H
Jasper, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to go with groups, families, children...old and young alike. Not too small yet not too big! Great for a fun day outing! Summertime is a bit too hot for visitors and the animals. Spring, Fall or Winter is the best time to go. Plenty of places to stop, sit and rest along the way! Train ride is pretty... More 

Thank irvinjk
Hillsdale, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice zoo with activities for children. The animals looked like they were taken care of. They had a lot of animals for a small zoo.

Thank ace200
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an older zoo and the grounds require some upkeep. The animals all looked clean and healthy and it is a nice zoo. The zoo just needs some updating and ground work. My granddaughter loved the animals.

Thank vicki c
Waco, Texas
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the size fool you! For being a small zoo, the variety and amount of unique animals this special place offered was a total delight and a complete surprise to us! The setting is amazing! They had it all decorated for Halloween which was so fun! They have a new addition of a baby lion who was so much... More 

Thank Kristi K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

This is the best "small town" zoo I have ever been to...they have a large variety of animals to see and a unique setting to see them in!! There is a lot more to see than you expect when first walking in..we were not disappointed and plan to come back very soon..there is also a little train ride that is... More 

Thank Baccibleu
Lufkin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We've been fans of the Ellen Trout Zoo for years, but recently discovered a new gravel walkway that goes around the pond. It is a great addition and makes the zoo a wonderful place if you just want a quick walk and maybe even a picnic lunch! The zoo is always under construction, always making something good a little better!!

Thank Robin S
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is a wonderful zoo with lots of exotic animals. It is located in a very accessible location and also very shady with lots of trees. I think you will be delightfully surprised when you visit this zoo!

Thank Barbara_HAlto
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to the zoo all my life it is truly a jewel that Lufkin is blessed to have they have a great array of animals and the price is cheap to get in

Thank Jamie N
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This zoo was a pleasant surprise for us. We enjoyed it immensely with our two small children- a 20 month old and a 2 month old. The zoo wasn't crowded, was completely shaded, and the animals were active and easy to see. They've got a lot of the big ones- hippos, rhino, giraffe, tiger, lion, jaguar. Nice small reptile house... More 

Thank Kiely W

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