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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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Fun Little Zoo

Took 3 five-year olds (triplets) to this little zoo when we were in town from Dallas for a long... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Dallas, Texas
Delightful Little Zoo!

Even on Spring Break, while it was extra busy, it didn't feel overcrowded. We were especially... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Niki C
Houston, Texas, United States
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Took 3 five-year olds (triplets) to this little zoo when we were in town from Dallas for a long weekend last month. The wandering peacocks were amazing! Exhibits were well kept and we saw lots of activity. Not very crowded and it was a great...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Even on Spring Break, while it was extra busy, it didn't feel overcrowded. We were especially enchanted with the hippo display and the giraffes. They have lots of benches and covered sitting areas if you need to rest or cool off - and they are...More

Thank Niki C
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We always have a great time at the zoo. We usually make a day of it the kids play on the playgrounds and we ride the train and of course the animals are a big hit.

Thank maryhL7380BT
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ellen Trout Zoo is fun for the entire family. Remember to wear your walking shoes though. With a couple parks located on the outside, a train that will ride you around the whole zoo, and newly built walk/bike path that crosses the lake, be ready...More

Thank walkers529
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

For the size and price, this place can't be beat! I paid $21 to take a family of five in, and the kids loved it! Not too big to get tired or the kids to get bored, and not too small to seem a waste...More

Thank infrequenttravell827
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The lake in front of the zoo is a lot nicer since there is now a walkway around the lake.A great place to exercise.The fishing is good also.Bass,catfish,crappie,perch.I did not go in the zoo on this visit.There is also a train ride that kids will...More

Thank htsmcrider
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Ellen Trout Zoo is a rare find for animal lovers and a must for people passing through East Texas. I put this zoo up against the ones in Dallas and Houston. You can easily walk through the zoo in a little over an hour...More

Thank Matt214
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

It's a bit small, but as a family we love to stroll around and look at all the animals. It's not an all day kinda trip with teens for kids, but it keeps us busy for a couple of hours.

Thank Beekeepers_Wife99
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the zoo today and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere is peaceful and beautiful. Large animals and small. We saw several interesting and birds i had never seen at other zoos. Great for kids and we road the train too! Great time.

Thank BMTTexas
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We went in November with the grandkids and purchased the grand parents pass. It can be used at other zoos too. We went back this week and feel in love with this zoo all over again! I took a video if the Hippo. He swam...More

Thank JeffandDeeM
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What are memorial day hours?
27 May 2017|
Response from Buck W | Reviewed this property |
9-5 daily including holidays
Can we bring our dogs with us
6 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
Is there free admission for kids on Sunday?
21 February 2016|
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Response from 868donf | Reviewed this property |
I've never been there on Sunday and I would be very surprised if it were Don