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“Small, but nice”
Review of Ellen Trout Zoo

Ellen Trout Zoo
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Lufkin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 the $2 train ride. It was enjoyable.

Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 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
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 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 I’m told! No swimming, lots of playground equipment, clean restrooms, a four foot wide walking trail mainly shaded, an eagle couple that lives in the tall trees and you can see it’s nest from the walking trail, and 2 or 3 large pavilions to picnic.

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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
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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
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