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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 14 attractions in Athens
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Fishing
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Eagle Pass, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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9 reviews 9 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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Moody
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Friends took us to the fisheries and it was alot of fun.You can feed the catfish(though watch out for getting splashed by them)You are at eye level with them and you could even touch the catfish if they let you.Neat getting a side view of the tanks holding assorted fish.If you have kids they can try their hand at fishing... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I've been here a couple times. It's really something for younger kids. It's a nice place but I wouldn't really make a special trip for it as an adult.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Weather your are a seasoned fisherman or beginner this facility has something for everyone. Watch the diver in the huge tank feeding some of the current Share a Lunker fish. All the staff are very knowledgable & friendly, many are volunteers. Bring a picnic & walk the well maintained paths & enjoy the wildlife.

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Aubrey, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a great destination for the kids. Nice nature hike, well planned museum, fishing for everyone, and ravenous catfish.

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

What a wonderful destination for fun, education, relaxation and low impact exercise. The AFFC is fun for the very young to the old. Their exhibits and live displays are equal to any I've seen anywhere. These have one advantage in that they have many displays that are outdoors in a very natural habitat. Imagine looking through a glass wall of... More

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Texas, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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