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Ellen Trout Zoo

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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Zoo fun!

Ellen Trout Zoo is a must see on a regular basis if you have children who love to see animals. One... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve R
via mobile
Great time with granddaughter

Lots to see and do - such a wonderful family time. Recommend to all in the area or who visit the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Lufkin, Texas
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ellen Trout Zoo is a must see on a regular basis if you have children who love to see animals. One of the great advantages is that you can become a member of the zoo family and save on admission prices ( most people don't...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Lots to see and do - such a wonderful family time. Recommend to all in the area or who visit the area.

Thank texasirishdream
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the zoo since I was a young child- my grown children and all of my family love this place. Great exhibits with a very large variety of animals. The gift shop is pretty nice and good for a keepsake. The...More

1  Thank Angie H
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This zoo was the perfect size for our group. We took a 3 yr old and a 17 month old. The both really enjoyed it. We saw the whole zoo in a little over 2 hours. There is a small train that runs the perimeter...More

Thank dfwilliams2
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This zoo is well maintained, and has a wide variety of animals. The train ride is fun too. The peacocks are free roaming as well as some other species.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Ellen Trout Zoo is a nice, smaller city zoo, with a good variety of animals and birds. I got there at 9am on a Friday and the zoo was busy, but not crowded. Lots of moms and kids. The kids were all having a...More

Thank texasrepublichistory
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Tiny zoo but it is in a small town so that is to be expected. The thing that grosses us out is that peacocks roam free and there is peacock feces everywhere. Disgusting.

Thank nactraveler
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Ellen Trout Zoo is celebrating 50 years this year. It is without a doubt the best small zoo anywhere. It is perfect for children because the animals are close and easily seen, and it's not so large that it takes forever to see it....More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing zoo. The staff was great and the animals looked healthy and happy. Fell in love with the Hippos and even bought some art made by them. Great place to see and is only $7 a person

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We had a Senior Trip there 6/20, and enjoyed every minute of it. Even though it was hot outside there was a cool breeze blowing thru the beautiful forest. Lots of greenery. I plan to go back, because some of us did not get the...More

2  Thank bc862
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Heath P
28 May 2017|
Response from Buck W | Reviewed this property |
9-5 daily including holidays
7 May 2016|
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Response from georgey518 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , I have never seen anyone with dogs in the zoo compound. outside in the park ,or train ride area, yes I have seen dogs and around the lake, also.don't understand why someone would take dogs around wild animals. I have... More
21 February 2016|
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I've never been there on Sunday and I would be very surprised if it were Don