Ellen Trout Zoo

Ellen Trout Zoo Lufkin Tiger

402 Zoo Circle, North Loop 287

Acclaimed as one of the finest small city zoos in the nation, Ellen Trout Zoo provides homes to nearly 800 wild and exotic creatures from around the world. At the park, you can ride a miniature pre-Civil War train replica around the lake and through the beautiful pine trees.

Our zoo has recently been awarded a certificate of excellence on TripAdvisor with a 4.5 out of 5 rating and is listed as the #1 attraction in Lufkin out of 9 Lufkin attractions!


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The Ellen Trout Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Lufkin which is responsible for the daily operation. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).

Friends of Ellen Trout Zoo (F.O.E.T.Z.) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that assists the Zoo in a supportive capacity. F.O.E.T.Z. will focus on funding for major expansion and renovation projects in the Zoo's master plan.

Ellen Trout Zoo is the Wildest Place in Town and YOUR Place to Connect to the Natural World!

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601 N. Second St. • Lufkin, TX, 75901
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