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National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

615 South Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71457
318-352-5324
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Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in Natchitoches
Type: Aquariums, Educational Sites
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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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.

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Anamosa, Iowa
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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!

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Louisiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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!)

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Dallas, TX
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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

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Natchitoches, Louisiana
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
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

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