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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

FM2495, just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
903-676-2277
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Athens
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Fishing
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Texas, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A great place for young anglers and old. Lots of live displays and interactive displays indoors. Fishing pond and lagoon, where you can see the fish face-to-face. Many educational displays explaining the world of fish and raising them. Wide array of fishing artifacts from days gone by, A great place to take any child the with slightest bit interest in... More

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Denton, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Definitely, educational and entertaining! On March the 8th, we went to the Fly Fishing Texas 2014. From 10 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., learned a lot about the Texas freshwater fish and fly fishing. The dive show was fantastic too! If it wouldn't have rained, we would have picked up a fishing pole to catch and release the fish from the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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76 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This Texas State Fishery offers numerous educational and entertaining experiences for young and old alike. Following a movie about Texas fish and the value of catch and release, the Dive Show features a diver in an aquarium setting where the scuba diver hand feeds fish while offering information about the Texas fish. He then answers questions while still under water.... More

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Corsicana, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This place is great not only do they have tons of information about how we have progressed in fishing and about all of our local fish, you can actually go outside and fish in the stocked ponds. My daughter caught her first fish there and still to this day talks about it. Thank you Texas Freshwater Fisheries.

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Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Must see when you have time...educational feature on lakes and fish of Texas plus the opportunity to fish. Take the kids for enjoyment!

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My family and I visit the fishery often. My teen is now volunteering, so we will be going at least once a month. I'm pleased to report that there are now umbrellas. I had complained last year about most of them being gone, giving little refuge in the hot summer. I keep purchasing a season pass, as it is a... More

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

20 miles south of I-20 is are the Fish Hatcheries in Athens. This is a wonderful place to see native freshwater fish. The catfish are greedy for attention. It's education for the adults and the children. A bonus is the fishing pond out back.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

As a single, outdoorsy guy of 45, I thought this place was fantastic. Reasonable admission, lots to see, very informative, and friendly people. The nature walk was very peaceful, the fishing lake well stocked, and the dive/feed show was excellent. I recommend this place for anyone who comes to Athens and has any love for the outdoors and conservation.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My husband and I stopped by here in 2000, but it was late in the day and we missed the show. We took our 11 year old and her friend today. They really enjoyed it all. Great info about water, fish, conservation and raising fish. Bring comfortable shoes if you plan to walk back from the tram tour.

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Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This place was a sort of hidden gem. Admission was very reasonable, and our 8-year old had a great time. They had some fish that we had never seen before, a short show with a diver feeding the fish, and a pond with catch and release fishing that we all enjoyed. Only one of our party of four caught anything,... More

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