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Ellen Trout Zoo

#1 of 13 things to do in Lufkin Features Animals
402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Wonderful place to go with groups, families, children...old and young alike. Not too small yet not... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Jasper, Texas
via mobile
Very nice zoo

Very nice zoo with activities for children. The animals looked like they were taken care of. They... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Hillsdale, Michigan
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 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....More

Thank irvinjk
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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
Reviewed 9 November 2016 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
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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...More

Thank Kristi K
Reviewed 20 October 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...More

Thank Baccibleu
Reviewed 17 October 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...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 7 October 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
Reviewed 7 October 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
Reviewed 6 October 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...More

Thank Kiely W
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very good zoo for a small town. Definitely recommend getting a membership, for a family it is only $40 for the full year. You can see many animals including lions, tigers, jaguars, hippos, giraffes, a rhino, and plenty of snakes (in a...More

Thank bnkburns
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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