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Things to do in Lufkin

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“The Ellen Trout Zoo has just recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary! And “it all started with a hippo”. I mean, what do you do when someone gives you a hippo???? You open a zoo! This is one of the most lovely zoos you will ever visit! Highly recommended!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“This beautiful wine bar is in the first floor of the old Angelina Hotel. It’s a great gathering spot with a wide selection of wines and a nice menu of light food as well as burgers and pizza. They frequently have local musicians and the staff is very friendly.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Great museum focusing on the logging industry in east texas. This museum has hands-on exhibits, old equipment and an outdoor train. Also has a gift shop.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Great morning and afternoon coffee and pastry shop. On Friday and Saturday nights they will have local entertainment and up and coming groups looking to perform.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a fine dining restaurant. Most of the time you will need a reservation . It is a golfing hang out due to Crown Colony golf course here in Lufkin. Great food”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a new brewery in town. They often have live music on Friday and Saturday nights and a nice menu of pub grub. Great friendly atmosphere and lots of local folks gather here. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“steaks, seafood, and italian. nicer dining in a historic building downtown basement. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Old timey burgers and shakes. historic diner with an original drive up. also offers indoor & outdoor patio seating”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“local grocery store with several convenient locations. They also have a good beer & wine selection at the Frank street location”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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Restaurant
“Open for many years here in Lufkin and family owned. They are known far and wide for their fried rolls. I bet you cant eat just one. Their BBQ Is the best too”
  • 1 local recommends
Cinema
“Downtown theater with shows and movie screenings. Check their website for show info & tickets”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is a fine dining restaurant. Most of the time you will need a reservation . It is a golfing hang out due to Crown Colony golf course here in Lufkin. Great food”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a new brewery in town. They often have live music on Friday and Saturday nights and a nice menu of pub grub. Great friendly atmosphere and lots of local folks gather here. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“steaks, seafood, and italian. nicer dining in a historic building downtown basement. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Old timey burgers and shakes. historic diner with an original drive up. also offers indoor & outdoor patio seating”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open for many years here in Lufkin and family owned. They are known far and wide for their fried rolls. I bet you cant eat just one. Their BBQ Is the best too”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Great home cooking food and great retail shopping. Has candies and toys that you may not have seen since you were a kid. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Sushi Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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