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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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Much more than expected

This is the best "small town" zoo I have ever been to...they have a large variety of animals to see... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Naples, Florida
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Walk Around the Pond

We've been fans of the Ellen Trout Zoo for years, but recently discovered a new gravel walkway that... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Robin S
Lufkin, Texas
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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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

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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 6 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
Reviewed 11 September 2016

THe zoo is awesome,,,a must-see. The train ride is a must-do, also, Take the time to stroll around the lake.

Thank 987PHILIPS
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the free roaming peacocks for one thing the place was clean and had that welcome to the jungle feeling the walkways was a brilliant idea to make it look fossilized with footprints and plants and they had a $1000 stuffed tiger...who tf needs that...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My 2 kiddos and I adore going to zoos in every city we visit and travel thru and having read such excellent reviews of the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, TX we knew it was a must see. The train ride is nice and we...More

3  Thank ResortsAllTheWay
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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...More

Thank dayandnight94
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27 May 2017|
Response from Buck W | Reviewed this property |
9-5 daily including holidays
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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