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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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Lets go fishing

The lake in front of the zoo is a lot nicer since there is now a walkway around the lake.A great... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Lufkin, Texas
A Diamond in the Rough

The Ellen Trout Zoo is a rare find for animal lovers and a must for people passing through East... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Lufkin, Texas
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402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
+1 936-633-0399
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The lake in front of the zoo is a lot nicer since there is now a walkway around the lake.A great place to exercise.The fishing is good also.Bass,catfish,crappie,perch.I did not go in the zoo on this visit.There is also a train ride that kids will...More

Thank htsmcrider
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Ellen Trout Zoo is a rare find for animal lovers and a must for people passing through East Texas. I put this zoo up against the ones in Dallas and Houston. You can easily walk through the zoo in a little over an hour...More

Thank Matt214
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It's a bit small, but as a family we love to stroll around and look at all the animals. It's not an all day kinda trip with teens for kids, but it keeps us busy for a couple of hours.

Thank Beekeepers_Wife99
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the zoo today and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere is peaceful and beautiful. Large animals and small. We saw several interesting and birds i had never seen at other zoos. Great for kids and we road the train too! Great time.

Thank BMTTexas
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We went in November with the grandkids and purchased the grand parents pass. It can be used at other zoos too. We went back this week and feel in love with this zoo all over again! I took a video if the Hippo. He swam...More

Thank JeffandDeeM
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went to the Ellen Trout Zoo with family (including 2 year old grandson) after Thanksgiving. It had been years since we visited the place when my son was small. I was surprised at how many animals were present in a small town. There is a...More

Thank Buck W
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a remarkable destination and includes fun for the entire family....join in for a ride on the train or just a ZOO tastic experience.

Thank Demetress H
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to go with groups, families, children...old and young alike. Not too small yet not too big! Great for a fun day outing! Summertime is a bit too hot for visitors and the animals. Spring, Fall or Winter is the best time to go....More

Thank irvinjk
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very nice zoo with activities for children. The animals looked like they were taken care of. They had a lot of animals for a small zoo.

Thank ace200
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is an older zoo and the grounds require some upkeep. The animals all looked clean and healthy and it is a nice zoo. The zoo just needs some updating and ground work. My granddaughter loved the animals.

Thank vicki c
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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