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Ellen Trout Zoo

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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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 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
Love our zoo

Our zoo has grown over the years but it is still small enough for young and old to walk easily. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tarra G
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“run free”(3 reviews)
“free roaming”(3 reviews)
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402 Zoo Cir, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Tarra G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Juanjose H
Reviewed 23 August 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

Thank Hubert P
Reviewed 6 August 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.

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 3 June 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

2  Thank Victoria V
Reviewed 30 May 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

3  Thank ImABoyMom
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This a wonderful zoo. The exhibits are well done with a wide variety of animals to see. They have a great education program and host thousands of school children each year. One of the newest attractions is a mile long hiking trail around the lake....More

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This zoo is well laid out. It has a park like setting with winding pathways. The animal exhibits are well marked and offer just the right amount of information. The zoo train Z&OO railway was fun too!

1  Thank Kathryn K
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Even though it's not a huge zoo, they have big cats, giraffes, rhinos, monkeys and everything you'd come to expect when wanting to see unique animals. Very clean and well maintained.

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Kerry W
20 July 2018|
Response from wmcbryde21 | Reviewed this property |
$7 per adult
Ruby K
31 March 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
15 March 2018|
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Response from Cates622 | Reviewed this property |
There was a small snack bar but no meals.