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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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Activities: Fishing

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Fun Fishing!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I'm kind of partial to the TFFC in Athens because I'm a fisherman. This place is kid friendly with many interesting exhibits for all ages. The dive tank is really neat and the outside fish exhibits are very insightful. You actually get a glimpse of real fish habitats. And the kids can feed the fish as well. There's also a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I took my granddaughter out to Texas Freshwater Fisheries and she had such a good time trying to catch some Fish. She also enjoyed watching the fish in the tanks. She was very little at the time. Little did I know that she would grow up to enjoy fishing and even baiting the hook.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Working in the area, on July 4th I spent the afternoon here to get a taste of it and it was a lot of fun! I got a free rod and bait and fished (didn't catch anything, but that wasn't really the point! LOL), and enjoyed Texas! Really nice staff, lovely grounds to walk thorough, a cool aquarium, and lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took my family here and had an awesome time. There are many exhibits and a few walking trails. My teenager who is connected to her IPhone 24/7 even enjoyed herself. If you have small children it's a definite must, it's well worth the time!

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I went with my son's 4th grade class on a field trip and it was great! Catch and release fishing is free with admission, which is $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for kids 12 and under. They provide everything you need (rods, bait, etc.). I think it was $10 if you want to take your catch home, up to 5... More 

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a great place for anyone who enjoys fishing. They have alligators, alligator gars, huge catfish, and bass just to name a few. There is a kid's fishing pond. Short walking trail. Great dive show. Kids will love this place.

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