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Ellen Trout Zoo, Lufkin

(190+ reviews on the web)
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Friends of Ellen Trout Zoo (F.O.E.T.Z.) is an organization that assists the Zoo in a supportive capacity. F.O.E.T.Z. focuses on funding for major expansion and renovation projects in the Zoo's master plan. Giraffes, Rhinoceroses, and Hippopotamuses are now featured at the Zoo in exhibits funded by F.O.E.T.Z. Projects like the new Education Building and future projects such as a Primate Island, a Lake Nature Trail, and improvements to the Small Animal Building among others are goals of the organization.

Membership is a good value for people interested in animal conservation as well as helping to support funding for projects. Community events such as Zoo Boo add to the good will of the zoo. Fundraisers help F.O.E.T.Z. achieve the big goals. The Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo invite you to be part of something big in East Texas.
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  • Reasonably priced. Not too big or too small. Just right. The animals are content and well cared for. Rode the train afterwards and added to the charm. Big thumbs up.  more »
  • It was ok for a small zoo. The enclosures for some of the animals seemed small. Not to many animals. More birds than anything. Its a ok place for small kids and a quick trip. The little train ride is ...  more »
  • Nice little zoo. They have great exhibits. Nice family day trip! Adults and kids both love the train too. Bring a picnic, let the kids play in the park. Or sit out by the pond and enjoy the outdoors.  more »
  • Amazing place. Been going to this zoo since I was in diapers. My step daughter loves this zoo! Animals all have thier own personalities. Staff is always friendly and helpful
  • What a great time we had! We got there as soon as they opened so many of the animals were very lively and moving around and eat their breakfast which made it even more exciting for my sons 1st visit to a zoo. This is the perfect size zoo with a nice variety of animals to see. We rode the train before leaving and that was so much fun! Choo choo!
  • Great place for kids to see wildlife animals! Not too big, so walking is not a problem. Shaded areas so not too hot during the day.
  • Great little zoo. Peacocks roam free on the land! They also have a small train outside their facility that is cheap and relaxing to ride.
  • I love zoos. I visited this one on a cool March afternoon and leave very impressed. Many of the animals where it where you can see them and the exhibits are sized so that you can be very close to the animals to see them well. There are peacocks all over the grounds and their calls echo through the park. In my view this is a great way to spend a couple of pleasant hours.