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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
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My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at the Ellen Trout Zoo! There were lots of animals to see and learn about. Price is very economic friendly, it was $7 per person ($14) for... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
dayandnight94
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Lufkin, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My 2 kiddos and I adore going to zoos in every city we visit and travel thru and having read such excellent reviews of the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, TX we knew it was a must see. The train ride is nice and we enjoyed it, there was no line for the train when we arrived at the zoo... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at the Ellen Trout Zoo! There were lots of animals to see and learn about. Price is very economic friendly, it was $7 per person ($14) for two people which is not bad at all, I believe kids get in free. We were able to take lots of photos and we thoroughly... More 

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Thank dayandnight94
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great for a family time and also a picnic. Very cheap admission price. Good variety of animals. Also my soon love ridding the train ride. Their is also a pond to fish on.

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Thank eliseo M
Lufkin, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

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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

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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 

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Thank Billy G
Lufkin, United States
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17 reviews
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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. 😃

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Thank Jeffrey F
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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 

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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.

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Thank cejames2010
Apple Springs, Texas
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59 reviews
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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.

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