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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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Surprise, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Kids would love the fish, this hatchery serves all Arizona rivers and streams with trout. Numerous tanks and a visitor center (we didn't visit the center).

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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

loved seeing the different tanks with different sized fish, had a good time, the large tank had fish they were getting ready to load up and put into different lakes.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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5 attraction reviews
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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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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Address: 3898 Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
Phone Number: (928) 474-7900
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson

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