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Ellen Trout Zoo

#1 of 12 things to do in Lufkin Features Animals
402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Worth the admission price

I like the fact that you get to see the animals up closer than you do at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Longview, Texas
via mobile
Love this zoo!

Awesome little zoo! They have made some great improvements. We visit at least once a month. Love... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lufkin, Texas, USA
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I like the fact that you get to see the animals up closer than you do at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas. The map you get to help you around the park is a joke. Walked away thinking we missed seeing something because of...More

Thank JEAN H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome little zoo! They have made some great improvements. We visit at least once a month. Love the big cats.

Thank jessicac82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are friends of Ellen Trout Zoo and we go back alot! It's a nice little zoo for a day trip.

Thank Leowife77
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are a zoo family and we love to learn everything we can about different species of animals. The Ellen Trout Zoo is by far one of my favorites especially for it's size. We have had the fortune of getting a behind the scenes tour...More

Thank Savage M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The zoo has some interesting animals and the exibits are done so you fell up close and personal with the anumals, even when the thick glass is necessary for your safety, the exibits are good.Don't miss the Z&OO Railroad ride around the park too. Strange...More

Thank G. Wayne H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The grounds was clean and easy to get around. It has been years since I had been to this zoo. It has grown and they have added so much. My grand daughters had so much fun. They enjoyed seeing all the peacocks running around. We...More

Thank Talwilliams61
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Took 3 five-year olds (triplets) to this little zoo when we were in town from Dallas for a long weekend last month. The wandering peacocks were amazing! Exhibits were well kept and we saw lots of activity. Not very crowded and it was a great...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Even on Spring Break, while it was extra busy, it didn't feel overcrowded. We were especially enchanted with the hippo display and the giraffes. They have lots of benches and covered sitting areas if you need to rest or cool off - and they are...More

Thank Niki C
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We always have a great time at the zoo. We usually make a day of it the kids play on the playgrounds and we ride the train and of course the animals are a big hit.

Thank maryhL7380BT
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ellen Trout Zoo is fun for the entire family. Remember to wear your walking shoes though. With a couple parks located on the outside, a train that will ride you around the whole zoo, and newly built walk/bike path that crosses the lake, be ready...More

Thank walkers529
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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?
21 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
Is there free admission on Sundays for the kids?
21 February 2016|
Response from HootmomTX | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, sorry. Admission is super cheap, though. There's a website that you can look at.