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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

FM2495, just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Athens
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Fishing
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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Eagle Pass, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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