4402 S. First St.
Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone: (936) 632-4949
Fax: (936) 632-4925
Mainly located in the city of Lufkin, the Ellen Trout Zoo was established in 1967. Although a comparatively small zoo, it is home to a wide range of animals including jaguar, hippopotamus, Bali mynah, white rhinoceros, Maasai giraffe and Saki monkeys, to name a few. Russell’s viper, Galapagos tortoise, Fly River turtle and the rare Malayan tapir are some more attractions. Apart from maintaining and preserving the animal and bird species, the zoo also offers educational programs to various schools covering an array of wildlife and environmental topics. The elegant Solomon Island Eclectus parrot and the atypical Chilean flamingos are great additions to the zoo that have visitors raving.
Adolphus Sterne built this home for his bride in 1828.
A large collection of general reading and academic materials are available at this library that also offers a collection of old radio shows on tape, art prints and sculptures, large print books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials.
Two city parks on thes 2,210-acre lake offer facilities for boaating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, and watershiing.
Dedicating to preserving native Texas plants, this aboretum features numerous landscape plants that are native to Texas plus offers a variety of educational programs.
Angelina National Forest, located in East Texas, is one of four such forests in the state. It is a popular recreational getaway among locals and tourists alike. This parkland is home to an extensive number of wildlife species like squirrel, wild turkey and deer, as well as the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. It also features two designated wilderness areas.