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Ellen Trout Zoo

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Best Small Zoo

Ellen Trout Zoo. Great morning or afternoon outing for adults and kids! Easy level walking paths... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lufkin, Texas
Small, but nice

This zoo was about what you'd expect for a town the size of Lufkin. It was well laid out and the... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ellen Trout Zoo. Great morning or afternoon outing for adults and kids! Easy level walking paths as there are no hills. Giraffes, active hippos, tigers, lions, otters, bobcats, flamingos, bald eagle, bats, etc! Many peacocks including white peacocks roam freely throughout the zoo. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tllktx
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My kids always get a kick out of the zoo and now my grandbabies are enjoying our zoo and lets not forget the train ride.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank D5183HZpamelas
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It is a smaller zoo but very nice. Not too long of a walk and really good for younger kids. The train is really enjoyable.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dawnj9282018
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This zoo was about what you'd expect for a town the size of Lufkin. It was well laid out and the animals were quite visible. There aren't as many animals as you'd find in a larger zoo, but it is reasonably priced. Also, don't miss...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Our zoo has grown over the years but it is still small enough for young and old to walk easily. I love going here and the train is great. I love the walking trail around the lake.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tarra G
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Great place to view animals and trees to shade you from the hot sun. Free from 9-10 am on Sundays for the Zoo. Ride the train which goes through the park. Fishing and there’s an alligator in the water that has never bothered people, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank juanjoseh97
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The zoo has been around so long i can't remember how many times i went there as a kid. I know if you have kids or just want to hang out for the day it's a good place to visit in Lufkin, Tx

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hubert P
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This zoo is smaller than some but it is awesome. The animals are in natural type pens and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. Riding the little train is a must.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kathy F
Reviewed June 3, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Victoria V
Reviewed May 29, 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank ImABoyMom
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Kerry W
July 20, 2018|
Response from wmcbryde21 | Reviewed this property |
$7 per adult
Ruby K
March 31, 2018|
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..
Laura T
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Cates622 | Reviewed this property |
There was a small snack bar but no meals.