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Ellen Trout Zoo

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Address: 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904
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Lets go fishing

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lufkin, Texas
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Lufkin, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 enjoy.as well as a park for them to play.Gators Exist in the lake.....

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Lufkin, Texas
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and the exhibits are top notch and here, you can actually see the animals up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank busybeecharles
Beaumont, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Richwood
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 right up to the glass. And the tiger was talking LOUD. 😀. We love there... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went to the Ellen Trout Zoo with family (including 2 year old grandson) after Thanksgiving. It had been years since we visited the place when my son was small. I was surprised at how many animals were present in a small town. There is a large selection and grounds for the animals that need roaming space. Hippo, rhino, giraffes, lion,... More 

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Thank Buck W
Lufkin, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a remarkable destination and includes fun for the entire family....join in for a ride on the train or just a ZOO tastic experience.

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Jasper, Texas
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to go with groups, families, children...old and young alike. Not too small yet not too big! Great for a fun day outing! Summertime is a bit too hot for visitors and the animals. Spring, Fall or Winter is the best time to go. Plenty of places to stop, sit and rest along the way! Train ride is pretty... More 

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Hillsdale, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very nice zoo with activities for children. The animals looked like they were taken care of. They had a lot of animals for a small zoo.

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Thank ace200
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is an older zoo and the grounds require some upkeep. The animals all looked clean and healthy and it is a nice zoo. The zoo just needs some updating and ground work. My granddaughter loved the animals.

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