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Ellen Trout Zoo

#1 of 13 things to do in Lufkin Features Animals
402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Fun little zoo

This zoo was a pleasant surprise for us. We enjoyed it immensely with our two small children- a 20... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Kiely W
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Very nice for small town zoo!

This is a very good zoo for a small town. Definitely recommend getting a membership, for a family... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Lufkin, Texas
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This zoo was a pleasant surprise for us. We enjoyed it immensely with our two small children- a 20 month old and a 2 month old. The zoo wasn't crowded, was completely shaded, and the animals were active and easy to see. They've got a...More

Thank Kiely W
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very good zoo for a small town. Definitely recommend getting a membership, for a family it is only $40 for the full year. You can see many animals including lions, tigers, jaguars, hippos, giraffes, a rhino, and plenty of snakes (in a...More

Thank bnkburns
Reviewed 12 September 2016

THe zoo is awesome,,,a must-see. The train ride is a must-do, also, Take the time to stroll around the lake.

Thank 987PHILIPS
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the free roaming peacocks for one thing the place was clean and had that welcome to the jungle feeling the walkways was a brilliant idea to make it look fossilized with footprints and plants and they had a $1000 stuffed tiger...who tf needs that...More

Thank Matthew M
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...More

3  Thank ResortsAllTheWay
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...More

Thank dayandnight94
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank eliseo M
Reviewed 27 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
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
Reviewed 26 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....More

Thank Billy G
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What are memorial day hours?
28 May 2017|
Response from Buck W | Reviewed this property |
9-5 daily including holidays
Can we bring our dogs with us
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
Is there free admission for kids on Sunday?
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