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Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center

6 Fletcher St., Manchester, NH
603/626-3474
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Ranked #12 of 15 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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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

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I had a little spare time after a meeting...what to do in Manchester? The reviews of the art museum said it was $10 to get in, and the Milyard Musuem closed at 4. So off to the fish. First of all, its confusing. You park, and see a little sign for portage on one side, and a uninviting building on... More

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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The Amoskeag Fishway is an excellent thing to do in Manchester, NH. The fish ladder on the Merrimack River has viewing windows where you can watch fish work their way up the ladder. On our visit we saw a number of very large carp and some smaller fish. The learning center has some displays with turtles, toads, an eel, fish... More

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NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The fish ladder was awesome. I am a big fisherman but learned a few things i never knew about salmon. Also saw a real live rattle snake up clos. That was an unexpected treat!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Went on a school field trip with my daughter. The instructor was knowledgeable, but the facilities were lacking. Set well back from the parking area, we finally located the museum. A very modest facility with not much to offer. Wouldn't recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

amoskeag has great programs which can be found in hippo press or parenting magazines. we visited it when they taught about salmon and had presentation for children. they also have art and craft project and guide telling us about the fish first hand. the kids luv it and its a very minimal cost - normally a donation. they also have... More

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nashua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Family friendly environment, lots to look at and learn. They often have special events which are a must to attend.

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