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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

Address: 483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: 417-334-4865
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Ranked #9 of 57 Attractions in Branson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

It was a fun, free exhibit. It was something we have never seen and was interesting to read about how it works. The staff was friendly for it being offseason. I would highly recommend bring the stroller for small kids as there is very little blocking the children from falling in with the fish. Great way to spend about an... More 

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holly grove, arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Needed to kill some time while waiting to ride the Polar Express that evening and because of the positive reviews on Trip Advisor decided to make a short trip to the fishery. First of all it was free, educational, and staff was friendly. My 4 y/o grandson loved feeding the fish and watching the pumps fill the tanks. The trout... More 

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St Charles, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We weren't going to do this originally while in Branson, but we had some time to kill & I'm so glad we did. The conservation center had some great info, neat displays & lots of information. The kids (10&13) asked a lot of questions and we took our time walking around looking at all the taxidermy animals & displays. Live... More 

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Kansas City MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It was fun to see the fish and read about the hatchery. It was cold and drizzling, so go when it's nicer out...although the fish didn't seem to mind!

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My dad was taking us here to look at the dam and ended up walking in and feeding the trout and watching the video. Which was really educational and awesome at the same time:) A great time was had by all!

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We spent an hour there with our two little boys, and it cost us all of $2 (the quarters we spent on fish food). The kids were just in awe of all of the fish fighting for the food. The museum is nice, and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. This was our second trip, and we'll definitely be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My kids love stopping at the hatchery and feeding the fish. The museum is interesting and best of all its one of the only things Ive found in Branson to do as a family that is free. We would come back to Branson more often if there were more things like this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Kids will love the stuffed and live animals in the museum, as well as the huge live fish in the aquarium. Rangers give short lectures. Fish food is 25 cents and watch the trout swarm and fight for the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great little place to stop in and see and the best thing of all is, it's FREE! We got to feed the fish and see some really cool fish, spiders, snakes and turtles. My teens even thought it was worth the stop.

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Overton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The first hatchery we had ever been to. Very interesting and pretty setting. Saw lots of kids there enjoying feeding the fish. Although it's not the kind of place you'd probably want to make return visits to, it's certainly worth the stop and look.

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