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Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery

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Address: 3898 Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
Phone Number: (928) 474-7900
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Fun for kids

The fish hatchery was interesting and there is a small fish farm nearby that kids would get a kick out of.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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Gilbert, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The hatchery is an educational and family-friendly activity that we highly recommend. Bring some quarters for the fish food, because it is a lot of fun for the kids to feed the fish! The last time we were at the hatchery, we saw a Bald Eagle in one of the trees (I will post a picture). It is a scenic... More 

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Iqaluit Nunavut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Fun place to see the fish and enjoy a pair of bald eagles in the trees./ Good road to the facility and easy parking

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The fish hatchery was interesting and there is a small fish farm nearby that kids would get a kick out of.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Loved seeing the "Raceways" full of fish and reading all the "behind the scenes" info. Seeing the fish already caught in the area over the years made me want to gather my fishing gear and get right out to the nearest lake and start fishing.

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Payson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We took my almost two year old granddaughter and she loved seeing all the trout in various stages of development. It's a nice afternoon driving and a learning experience for all ages. The vista around the hatchery is gorgeous. My son-in-law couldn't get enough shots of it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stopped by on a trip to Payson. Beautiful scenery and the grounds were kept very clean. Great place to visit to learn about fish breeding in Arizona. Nice area to take a walk or hike.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Having a leisurely day out and about and decided to pop in for a look. Our 2 kids 11 and 8 had fun feeding the trout for 25cents a handful, the trout go crazy. There was a guy there working very friendly and gave us lots of info about what they do there. Great to pop by for an hour... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are looking to escape the desert heat for a day, take a drive up to the Hatchery. Even though temps could be in the low 90's in the middle of July, sitting near the creek is a refreshing treat. Bring a lunch and picnic in the greenery. Hiking is available along several trails in this area too. We... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Made a day trip to get out of the heat and enjoy the cool fresh air of Payson. The Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery is always a must stop for us. The drive to the hatchery is beautiful and there are lots of great places to stop along the way to get out and play in the creek and enjoy some... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I will admit that I love fish, so a few of my friends decided to surprise me with a visit to this hatchery while we were spending the weekend in Payson. We were all very glad that they did. The scenery on the way to the hatchery was beautiful, and we walked around, viewing trout in their tanks. There's a... More 

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