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Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center

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Address: 6 Fletcher St., Manchester, NH
Phone Number: 603/626-3474
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We were driving around Manchester when we came across this place. It looked interesting, so we stopped to check it out. It was a fun and educational visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We were driving around Manchester when we came across this place. It looked interesting, so we stopped to check it out. It was a fun and educational visit.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Ideally visit this during one of there special event days. Been a couple times but have never seen any fishing going up river via the glass viewing wall inside the fishway. A great place to just stop in with the kids, adults, seniors. Plan for 30-60 minutes should do it.

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Thank Gary K
New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Many field trips over the last 10 years and always something new to see and learn. The fish ladder is amazing.

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Thank stepfordwoman
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a little gem of a free museum that kept us busy for 90 minutes while we were about the only people there. The parking lot and signage is a bit confusing; it's a bit of a hike downhill to the museum from the parking area; but really nice helpful staff and great hands-on exhibits. I'd driven by dozens... More 

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Thank BigRedRick
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are in Manchester by yourself or with the kids; this free science attraction is well worth an hour of your time. Situated on the historically important Amoskeag Falls on the Merrimack River it it a functional hydro power plant with a working fish ladder. It is especially wonderful in the spring (April/May) when the native fish are working... More 

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1 Thank Wayne C
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

While some reviews may diss this attraction, the "fishways" and this location (Amoskeag) has a great and important place in North East history. Operating on a shoestring budget with amazingly dedicated staff, this location is well worth the visit whether you have lived in the Queen City your entire life, are a transplant, or are passing through. Learn about fish,... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were here in September, so not much was happening here. I'm sure its much more interesting when the fish ladder is operational for spawning fish (May/June.) It is a rather small place with minimal displays.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Admission is free but a donation is appreciated. No fish were running when we stopped by and the ladder was dry. We checked out the exhibits and my kids did what kids do. It was simple and interesting but not exceptional. We would love to come back and see the fish or participate in one of the programs they run... More 

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Northport AL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The weekend we were there it open so we were able to view the fish going throught the ladder. Great for families with younger children.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Took my five-year old grandson there for one of their educational events, he totally loved it. Trained staff run programs geared to different ages to teach conservation and educate about wildlife. A tank of baby salmon greets visitors in the foyer and other wildlife reside there as well, even a Timber rattlesnake!

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