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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Address: FM2495, just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
Phone Number: 903-676-2277
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Learning is fun

Enjoy your day here. Visit the museum and see the largest bass you may ever see Listening to the guide will help you with the hundreds of fish in the tanks but careful when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
charlie a
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Athens TX
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Athens TX
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy your day here. Visit the museum and see the largest bass you may ever see Listening to the guide will help you with the hundreds of fish in the tanks but careful when you feed the catfish they splash. Check out the fishing pond,you can try your luck at catching a fish. It is catch and release but so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

From a weekend visit to the 4th of July, Halloween, you name it always Family friendly... worth the money.

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Thank Keith L
Farmingdale
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Bring the children. Catch and release. Museum, Tram. Educational nice not great or good exhibits. Need an update. Still worth a trip for the children.

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Malakoff, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Adults and Children will love going fishing. Help you gain knowledge about the different types of fish and you get to feed the fish. I love this place. You can also have different types of events there like: family reunions, banquets, conferences, etc.. just a wonderful place.

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Thank Delanda J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Sunday with the whole family (ages 9months-12years). They were open from 1pm - 4pm...this was NOT enough time to do everything; we chose fishing. It was just enough to peak our interest! Kids want to go again and soon. FYI: they do give you poles and bait (corn & stinky bait (really stinky)). However, the bait mostly... More 

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Thank Sweetseeker1
Athens, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you ever go to Athens, TX do make it a must to visit the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and you won't be disappointed. The TFFC a big aquarium using a portion of Athens Lake as the tank. The Texas Department of Parks and Recreation have blocked off a portion of this lake and put the different Texas freshwater fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I took my daughter today to the freshwater fishery, and it was a total blast. I was surprised at all of the fun things there was to do. We were able to feed the fish and the ducks, go fishing (and catch a fish) as well as learn about all of the fish that swim in Texas lakes. It was... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

If you love fish. ...you really should visit! Texas has done an amazing job blending education with excitement. From the huge alligator gar to all the neat small fish you may run across in Texas. ..the live fish displays are very well put together. You can also see a great collection of vintage outboard motors and lures. ...and learn about... More 

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Thank Kipp B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Texas Parks & Wildlife always does a fantastic job with their live exhibits and we so enjoy visiting any TP&W facility. Wish we had had more time to spend here and catch one of the tours, although we had a great time anyway. Feeding the catfish can be a "spashing" experience so prepare to get wet. Thank you Texas Parks... More 

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York, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Plenty of exhibits to see. Lots of fish to feed. 210 lb Alligator Gar eating right in front of you. Fishing out back-no license needed-they provide the pole! Tram ride to see the ponds of baby fish

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