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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 small town zoo - a must see

My first visit to the zoo was when I was a college student in Nacogdoches in the 1980's. I've... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katy, United States
Perfect for small children!

We went for the day with a 3 and 5 year old. Zoo was small enough for them to enjoy and see animals... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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  • Poor2%
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 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
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This zoo is well maintained, and has a wide variety of animals. The train ride is fun too. The peacocks are free roaming as well as some other species.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Ellen Trout Zoo is a nice, smaller city zoo, with a good variety of animals and birds. I got there at 9am on a Friday and the zoo was busy, but not crowded. Lots of moms and kids. The kids were all having a...More

Thank texasrepublichistory
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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
21 February 2016|
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I've never been there on Sunday and I would be very surprised if it were Don