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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Address: FM2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
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+1 903-676-2277
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Great for babies day out!

This is great for very young children because it is stroller friendly to walk around. Just the right size for little ones and they don't have to be over watch as they enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
2oldnomads
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is great for very young children because it is stroller friendly to walk around. Just the right size for little ones and they don't have to be over watch as they enjoy the fish.

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Athens, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is run by the state of Texas and is a wonderful place to bring the family.They have many exhibits and a fishing pond. They supply the rod and bait or you can bring your own.They have a nature trail you can walk down and a tram that will carry you around and inform you on what is happening there.They... More 

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Pineville, Louisiana
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the family to visit the fresh water fisheries center. We were looking for something else to do on our family Christmas trip. This was an after thought, but a great visit. We all learned something from the visit, very informative. We would have really liked to see the tanks where they raise the fish, but the weather was bad... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage son and I visited the Fishery. He had been a couple of times before, but it was my first visit. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The fishing pond can keep you occupied for hours. I didn't spend much time looking at the exhibits, but they seemed educational.

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Thank Holly L
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We visited with my sister and her husband. They live in that area and we were looking for something close, inexpensive but still entertaining. We hit the nail on the head. We saw a Diver explain about the different species and feed some of them too. It's educational and intersting, plus the grounds are pretty.

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Athens, Texas
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We often take our school classes to the Hatchery for a day. Excellent staff, so knowledgeable and friendly. It's clear they love what they do for a living. Beautiful grounds, lots of things for kids and families to do together. Very community oriented. Each year they host trick-or-treating at the hatchery for all the kids in the community - a... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We expected the Texas Freshwater Fishery to be interesting and it WAY exceeded expectations. Starting with walking around viewing all kinds of fish at eye-level. An amazing array. Not from Texas? Consider this an excellent addition to what you can learn about the State. A Texan? You will be amazed to learn how many lakes this fishery provides stock for.... More 

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Whitney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is a little known prized gem in East Texas. The exhibits of incredibly diverse natural habitats for fish & water in this huge & diverse state; the ONLY trout hatchery in TX; the fishing pond; THE WETLANDS TRAIL; the events & education building ... Don't think this place might just be for kids; might be boring; might breeze... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I want my grand kids to understand Texas nature and fish that we can catch here in lakes. I have taken them to the fish center twice and great learning place and they have so much fun. I like getting them away from devices and to see nature and how we need to protect our wetlands. Thank you for having... More 

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Palestine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

A great day of family fun with the kids fishing an laughing. My grandson loves to fish an what better way to spend a few hours of memories. Baiting the hook is different, yes I am his grandmother. So that was a new learning experience. But what rise would I be doing on a Saturday. So once the magic was... More 

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