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Ellen Trout Zoo

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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Summer Fun

Ellen Trout Zoo is fun for the entire family. Remember to wear your walking shoes though. With a... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
walkers529
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Lufkin, Texas
Impressive Little Zoo

For the size and price, this place can't be beat! I paid $21 to take a family of five in, and the... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
infrequenttravell827
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Lufkin, Texas
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“small train” (5 reviews)
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
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"train ride"
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"small train"
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"free roaming peacocks"
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"run free"
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"interesting animals"
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"large variety of animals"
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"concession stand"
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"big ones"
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"gift shop"
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"east texas"
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"including giraffes"
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"great trip"
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"couple of hours"
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"great exhibits"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ellen Trout Zoo is fun for the entire family. Remember to wear your walking shoes though. With a couple parks located on the outside, a train that will ride you around the whole zoo, and newly built walk/bike path that crosses the lake, be ready...More

Thank walkers529
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

For the size and price, this place can't be beat! I paid $21 to take a family of five in, and the kids loved it! Not too big to get tired or the kids to get bored, and not too small to seem a waste...More

Thank infrequenttravell827
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

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...More

Thank htsmcrider
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

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...More

Thank Matt214
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 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.

Thank Beekeepers_Wife99
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 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.

Thank BMTTexas
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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...More

Thank JeffandDeeM
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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...More

Thank Buck W
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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.

Thank Demetress H
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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....More

Thank irvinjk
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Heath P
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9-5 daily including holidays
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Response from georgey518 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , I have never seen anyone with dogs in the zoo compound. outside in the park ,or train ride area, yes I have seen dogs and around the lake, also.don't understand why someone would take dogs around wild animals. I have... More
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