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Ellen Trout Zoo

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Address: 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
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+1 936-633-0399
09:00 - 17:00
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Great Day Out!!!

Love Taking The Little Ones Of The Family To The Zoo! Even The Older Ones Enjoy Going! It's A Fun Day Out, I Just Wish It Didn't Cost As Much As It Does!

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Lufkin, Texas
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Lufkin, Texas
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Love Taking The Little Ones Of The Family To The Zoo! Even The Older Ones Enjoy Going! It's A Fun Day Out, I Just Wish It Didn't Cost As Much As It Does!

Thank kathleensV15MT
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little zoo for the East Texas scene. They have a gift shop and little snack shop. Ride the Z&OO

Thank Russell A
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I took my granddaughter, my son and my daughter in law to Ellen Trout Zoo, and it was my granddaughter's first time! She loved the peacocks and the turtles the most it seemed though we made it a point to stop at all the exhibits. She liked to people watch too! We went early in the morning to beat the... More 

Thank Billy G
Lufkin, United States
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

For the size population Lufkin boasts a fantastic zoo. They are adding gorillas soon and just had a white lion cub. They are currently working to make all the habitats more natural. A great trip for animal lovers or a family with kids. While you are there take a ride on the Z&OO railway. A lions club provided tradition. 😃

Thank Jeffrey F
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10 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to a few zoos and although this one is not a large one like big city I really like this bc all the animals are up close and personal there isn't gates or fences blocking your view and there are peacocks walking by you the whole time and a year membership for a family of 4 is... More 

Thank Riley C
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6 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Cute and inexpensive zoo. Can be seen in a couple of hours, lots of places to sit in the shade. Only negative is the only place to buy water is at the entrance/exit.

Thank cejames2010
Apple Springs, Texas
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We had a birthday party at a pavilion outside the zoo. It was perfect for all. The zoo is fantastic and a highlite of Lufkin. Now the newborn white baby tiger is a must see for us. It's not a big size zoo but just right for 1/2 day of enjoyment.

Thank Debby L
Belton, Texas
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Going to this zoo exceeded my expectations. Given that it is not a big name zoo and is in a smaller town it is more peaceful than most zoos/aquariums I have been to.

Thank DGK71
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Nice and shady made being in the heat bearable some of the exhibits seem too small for the animals but all in all I enjoyed myself

Thank brebre6106
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Great small zoo. Kids had a great time. Lots of shade. Animals were very active. Family of four visited the zoo and rife the train for $32. Great value and great zoo.

Thank Nick C

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