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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616
417-334-4865
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Ranked #59 of 220 Attractions in Branson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Great place to see while in Branson!!  A must do for families, its free and fun.  The teenagers are 15 & 13 and look forward to going to the... more »
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Kansas City, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We took a drive out of town and stopped in to visit. The volunteers were very helpful and the indoor exhibits of fish, turtles and snakes were great for kids of all ages to look at. The tanks outside were great to walk through. We watched them move some of the fish into a transport truck to take out to... More

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Such an interesting place to visit. We learned so much how the state of Missouri raises these many trout for us to fish. They also had a short film showing all the many steps as the raise the fish. The museum was interesting, as well.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A nice place to take the kids for a learning experience about the fish hatchery and to feed all the fish. It was a lot of fun and it is also free.

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Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Located just below the Table Rock Dam, this hatchery produces all the rainbow trout released into Lake Taneycomo and a few other trout managed lakes. The visitor center has a glass tank displaying very large trout. You can feed the fish in this and any of the holding tanks as well as an outdoor pond. Fish food is available from... More

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Excellent place to take the whole family. So many fun free things see and learn. There are guides to help you around the park.

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Springfield, Missouri
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29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Call me a dork, but this is my FAVORITE thing to do in Branson! I just love going to feed the rainbow trout! There are so many hatcheries with fish big and small. It's very interesting to read about their growth process. They have an older nature center where you can learn about area animals/growth. It's so much fun if... More

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Norman, OK
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Excellent free activity to do with your whole family. Everyone no matter their age will enjoy the visit. The film they show is very informative and the outdoor area is amazing. You have the opportunity to feed the trout by buying fish pellet food so bring a few quarters. One quarter buys quite a bit! Be sure & pack a... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went here to kill some time while we were vacationing. It was free and worth every cent! My daughter enjoyed watching the fish and feeding them. The video was interesting, but didn't hold my toddler's attention. She really enjoyed seeing the large fish in the aquarium and it was a good place to go to the restrooms b/c they... More

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Lockport, New York
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My family and I visited Branson in August 2014. We stopped by the Hatchery to see the fish. They have a short video, showing how they raise so many fish and how they distribute the fish through out the year. Then they take you outside and show you the fish. From very small to ready to release. We happened to... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband is a huge fishing fan. We really enjoyed walking around and seeing the fish hatchery. We fed the fish and learned about the process of growing the fish and releasing them back into the wild. Next time, I know he is going to bring his fishing rod and test his luck in the river!

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