Must see when you have time...educational feature on lakes and fish of Texas plus the opportunity to fish. Take the kids for enjoyment!
My family and I visit the fishery often. My teen is now volunteering, so we will be going at least once a month. I'm pleased to report that there are now umbrellas. I had complained last year about most of them being gone, giving little refuge in the hot summer. I keep purchasing a season pass, as it is a... More
20 miles south of I-20 is are the Fish Hatcheries in Athens. This is a wonderful place to see native freshwater fish. The catfish are greedy for attention. It's education for the adults and the children. A bonus is the fishing pond out back.
As a single, outdoorsy guy of 45, I thought this place was fantastic. Reasonable admission, lots to see, very informative, and friendly people. The nature walk was very peaceful, the fishing lake well stocked, and the dive/feed show was excellent. I recommend this place for anyone who comes to Athens and has any love for the outdoors and conservation.
My husband and I stopped by here in 2000, but it was late in the day and we missed the show. We took our 11 year old and her friend today. They really enjoyed it all. Great info about water, fish, conservation and raising fish. Bring comfortable shoes if you plan to walk back from the tram tour.
This place was a sort of hidden gem. Admission was very reasonable, and our 8-year old had a great time. They had some fish that we had never seen before, a short show with a diver feeding the fish, and a pond with catch and release fishing that we all enjoyed. Only one of our party of four caught anything,... More
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries was a great time for the adutls and kids alike. The first part of the building is a walking tour of different habiltats and features some really big catfish. Bring a couple bucks in quarters to buy some feed. The rest has some fun museum style exhibits. You can take a trolley ride around the fish... More
I was very pleasantly surprised by how interesting and interactive this place was. Great displays, large aquariums, and fishing ponds. I did not leave enough time to do it justice and plan to return.
Extensive educational displays. Fishing fun for kids and grownups. Nature trail for walkers. This is a well kept, first class place for the family to spend the day.
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