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National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

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Address: 615 South Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone Number: 318-352-5324
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Unlike others we've read, we enjoyed the "small" aquarium and the great trees outside. Unfortunately, the hatchery itself was closed to the public.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2012
Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been coming here for years but lately there are more exhibits in the tanks than fish. I love that the kids have a place in natchitoches to go but wish they would have more to look at.

Thank Kabuki81
Anamosa, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

According to the hours this was supposed to be open, but it was closed up on Friday afternoon. It wasn't a far drive, so not a big deal. I would suggest calling ahead. Happy travels!

2 Thank MikeandCarrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Go kill some time, look at fishes. Sure it's small, but it's free. And since it's small, it won't take much of your time. Go on, go look at the fishes for free - you know you want to! (PS - You can leave a donation in the box - I bet they'd be glad for it!)

3 Thank GiveMeEat
Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Unlike others we've read, we enjoyed the "small" aquarium and the great trees outside. Unfortunately, the hatchery itself was closed to the public.

4 Thank Lalo_de_Mexico
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The inside aquarium was pretty neat, also rather small. The fish ponds outside were dried up due to prolonged drought. If you were driving by with kids, Id stop to let everybody stretch their legs and use the bathroom, just not sure Id go out of my way to check it out. If youre nearby and have any interest in... More 

2 Thank john h
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

I'm a sucker for aquariums, I really like them and the calm of watching pretty fish swim around. When I visited this aquarium, the fish hatchery wasn't open for tours, I guess that it is open seasonally, and with special hours to ensure someone is there to watch over and explain the ponds and process. The aquarium is in a... More 

6 Thank DanStac

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