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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Address: FM2495, just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
Phone Number: 903-676-2277
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Athens
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
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Athens, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

TFFC has so many things to see and do. You can tour the main building and watch the underwater show, stroll along the outdoor paths and enjoy nature or fish in the fishing pond for Catfish in the summer and trout in the winter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our family did this as a day trip from Fort Worth. As a person who doesn't fish, my expectations were pretty low but I thought the kids might find it interesting. We got there just in time to watch the diver feed the fish in the tank which was really neat, then they took us on a tour of the... More 

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Texas
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218 reviews 218 reviews
92 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We loved this Center! The grounds are immaculate and beautiful as well. They have three fishing ponds and will even let you use their equipment in order to fish (for free)! A beautiful nature trail and marsh area (with magnificent pavillion). We were quite impressed that they were able to create the marsh area. Lots of excellent exhibits and very... More 

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Athens, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A treasure hidden off the beaten trail. A jewel not to be missed .Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Athens in the piney woods of east Texas. State of the art Hatchery that is like a mini vacation to tour...lots to do...fishing, hike the trails, tour the hatchery , visit the gift shop, and tour the exhibits of alligator,... More 

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Forney, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Guess I was expecting more. The exhibits are okay, but was expecting to see the breeding and rearing ponds. Didn't get to. It even looked like from a distance that some has been drained dry.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took our grandkids here to see fish and experience fishing and were not disappointed. The fish on display were huge, the displays interesting, and kept our interest through the entire trip. The kids absolutely loved the diver show! The tram ride was interesting, but I think we could have skipped the nature trail. We expected to be able to... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Fun short stop! Would be especially great for children. Well done. Highly recommend. Opportunity for catch and release of catfish, they provide gear.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This Disneyland of freshwater fishing is not for fish lovers only, though that was my concern when I decided to take my city-dwelling kids here on a recent trip to East Texas. I expected fish flopping around in giant oil drums on a bunch of rickety old docks. Nope. The Fisheries is a modern, well-appointed living shrine to the inhabitants... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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110 reviews 110 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is great to take families. Lots to see and you can take the kids fishing. Tram ride and Diver show is worth waiting for.

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Stafford, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was a great time. The exhibits are full of information and the live fish feeding very entertaining and informative. The kids in our group loved feeding the catfish that all lined up like they were begging. Just wish we had time to actually fish. Guess that'll be next trip.

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