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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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Great little zoo

We love this zoo! I especially like seeing different animals that I can't see at my local zoo such... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristy F
via mobile

Have taken the kids here now I can take the Grand kids. They have a pretty good selection of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Center, Texas
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Ellen Trout Zoo is a must see on a regular basis if you have children who love to see animals. One of the great advantages is that you can become a member of the zoo family and save on admission prices ( most people don't...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lots to see and do - such a wonderful family time. Recommend to all in the area or who visit the area.

Thank texasirishdream
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the zoo since I was a young child- my grown children and all of my family love this place. Great exhibits with a very large variety of animals. The gift shop is pretty nice and good for a keepsake. The...More

1  Thank Angie H
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This zoo was the perfect size for our group. We took a 3 yr old and a 17 month old. The both really enjoyed it. We saw the whole zoo in a little over 2 hours. There is a small train that runs the perimeter...More

Thank dfwilliams2
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Heath P
28 May 2017|
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Response from Buck W | Reviewed this property |
9-5 daily including holidays
7 May 2016|
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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
22 February 2016|
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Response from 868donf | Reviewed this property |
I've never been there on Sunday and I would be very surprised if it were Don