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Ellen Trout Zoo

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402 Zoo Cir, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Great Small Town Zoo

This a wonderful zoo. The exhibits are well done with a wide variety of animals to see. They have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill C
Wonderful Zoo

This zoo is well laid out. It has a park like setting with winding pathways. The animal exhibits... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Kathryn K
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Houston, United States
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (34 reviews)
“small train” (5 reviews)
“run free” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
LOCATION
402 Zoo Cir, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
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+1 936-633-0399
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"train ride"
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"small train"
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"run free"
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"free roaming"
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"interesting animals"
in 4 reviews
"large variety of animals"
in 3 reviews
"concession stand"
in 7 reviews
"gift shop"
in 13 reviews
"big cats"
in 4 reviews
"great small town"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 6 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 4 reviews
"lufkin area"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a wonderful zoo. The exhibits are well done with a wide variety of animals to see. They have a great education program and host thousands of school children each year. One of the newest attractions is a mile long hiking trail around the lake....More

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This zoo is well laid out. It has a park like setting with winding pathways. The animal exhibits are well marked and offer just the right amount of information. The zoo train Z&OO railway was fun too!

1  Thank Kathryn K
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Even though it's not a huge zoo, they have big cats, giraffes, rhinos, monkeys and everything you'd come to expect when wanting to see unique animals. Very clean and well maintained.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Our family loves this Zoo. It may be smaller than most, but the animals look healthy and happy! We enjoy the small train across the street and park for picnics too! Wish the gift shop was bigger and offered a better selection, but the staff...More

Thank rsherchman
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We love this zoo! I especially like seeing different animals that I can't see at my local zoo such as the hippos & kamodo dragons. Bring cash & ride the train. I would highly recommend this zoo if you're in the area.

Thank Kristy F
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Have taken the kids here now I can take the Grand kids. They have a pretty good selection of animals . They have a small train ride that the Kids LOVE..takes you around the zoo..

Thank Texasdishman
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

My first visit to the zoo was when I was a college student in Nacogdoches in the 1980's. I've visited a few times since then when I have the chance while I'm in the area. A must see for families!

Thank kathrynl924
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We went for the day with a 3 and 5 year old. Zoo was small enough for them to enjoy and see animals close up without being overwhelmed. But also had a wonderful variety of animals for them to see. It was also nice to...More

Thank Cates622
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

It's a great zoo to go to if you just want to spend a day with the family! This time of year if perfect to go because a lot of the animals are out (since it's not too hot!) and it's a good temperature to...More

Thank Kayley B
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

For a small zoo, this place is great. It's very clean, well laid out, nice facilities and animal pens. Loved the info that was posted about the animals. If you go, there is a city park right beside it with nice picnic and bathroom facilities...More

Thank Diedre C
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Ruby K
31 March 2018|
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Response from Texasdishman | Reviewed this property |
I am not real sure, I never noticed any. but I wasn't paying any attention. I would say NO. because of the other animals there..
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Laura T
16 March 2018|
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Response from Cates622 | Reviewed this property |
There was a small snack bar but no meals.
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TexasTornado
23 February 2018|
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Response from wmcbryde21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. From what I saw there are ample ramps and level pavement.
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