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Ellen Trout Zoo

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Very nice little zoo

Even though it's not a huge zoo, they have big cats, giraffes, rhinos, monkeys and everything you'd... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Vidor, Texas
via mobile
Love & so much fun!

Our family loves this Zoo. It may be smaller than most, but the animals look healthy and happy! We... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
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  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • 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
+1 936-633-0399
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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.

Thank wmcbryde21
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Our family loves this Zoo. It may be smaller than most, but the animals look healthy and happy! We enjoy the small train across the street and park for picnics too! Wish the gift shop was bigger and offered a better selection, but the staff...More

Thank rsherchman
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We love this zoo! I especially like seeing different animals that I can't see at my local zoo such as the hippos & kamodo dragons. Bring cash & ride the train. I would highly recommend this zoo if you're in the area.

Thank 778kristyf
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Have taken the kids here now I can take the Grand kids. They have a pretty good selection of animals . They have a small train ride that the Kids LOVE..takes you around the zoo..

2  Thank Texasdishman
Reviewed 13 November 2017

My first visit to the zoo was when I was a college student in Nacogdoches in the 1980's. I've visited a few times since then when I have the chance while I'm in the area. A must see for families!

Thank kathrynl924
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We went for the day with a 3 and 5 year old. Zoo was small enough for them to enjoy and see animals close up without being overwhelmed. But also had a wonderful variety of animals for them to see. It was also nice to...More

1  Thank Cates622
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It's a great zoo to go to if you just want to spend a day with the family! This time of year if perfect to go because a lot of the animals are out (since it's not too hot!) and it's a good temperature to...More

Thank Kayley B
Reviewed 28 September 2017

For a small zoo, this place is great. It's very clean, well laid out, nice facilities and animal pens. Loved the info that was posted about the animals. If you go, there is a city park right beside it with nice picnic and bathroom facilities...More

Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 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 SteveR3710
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
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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.