Very happy to see a zoo like this in such a small town. A very good zoo!
We had a great time at the zoo! For a small town zoo, they had a great variety of interesting animals. We also liked the train ride and the gift shop. Lots of shade and benches throughout to stop and rest or to watch the peacocks wandering around.
Lufkin has a really good zoo that is just as good as the big cities. It doesn't have as many attractions as a bigger zoo but it still is a great place to visit or bring the kids. The train ride is always fun no matter how old you are.
Me and my husband took our two children 3yrs old and 9yrs old, and we had a good time. It was close to home, inexpensive, it only cost $12.50 for all of us and that is because children 3 and under are free. The kids had fun on the train ride and they have some great animals like hippos, giraffes,... More
Ellen Trout is a great zoo for small children. There is a train that takes the kids around the paramenter of the zoo. The walkways of the zoo are shaded and the selection of animals is great for a zoo its size.
I enjoyed the free roaming peacoks (dozens of them, not just one or two), the trails built through the many habitats that allow children to safely view the animals at close quarters. The little train operated by the zoo was one of our children's favorites, and so it is now with their children.
Ellen Trout Zoo used to be well cared for with nice exhibits. Now it looks like a jungle and is very overpriced for such a small unattractive zoo. Tyler and Houston are worth the trip to see nice ones.
The Ellen Trout Zoo is an absolute joke, even for a small-town zoo. I can't believe it is getting positive reviews. People must have no idea what they're seeing. I've been there several times just to prove to people how unbelievable awful it is. The herps on display are all overfed and probably dying of kidney and liver failure. I've... More
Well maintained and amazing amount of animals for a small town zoo. Worth the trip for all ages.
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