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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dayandnight94
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Lufkin, Texas
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Lufkin, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank kathleensV15MT
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 July 24, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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