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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Address: FM2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
Phone Number: 903-676-2277
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Interesting, Educational, and Fun

The museum and exhibits are very interesting. There is a section dedicated to Texas state records of popular fish, including large mouth bass. The living exhibits focus on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mikeyveck
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum and exhibits are very interesting. There is a section dedicated to Texas state records of popular fish, including large mouth bass. The living exhibits focus on different habitats and have some big fish in them. The museum and exhibits are easily navigable in about 1 hour. We spent over 2 hours here total, a large part of it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love coming here. All times of the year it is great to come here alone or with family and friends. Aside from the exibits, there is a nature trail that is absolutely beautiful. You can even fish. They have everything you need.

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Lufkin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My parents took our 6 yr old son for a day visit and couldn't say enough good things about the facility. It was edutaining and situated on beautiful grounds.

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Thank MrsBHudson
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Loved the huge aquarium with really large fish native to the area. Even had a scuba diver feed and talk about the fish. Lots of alligators and turtles sunning and free fishing!

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Thank dmd-psd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The fishery is a great place for everyone. Very informative and have fishing and feeding the huge catfish. We also walked the long trail and saw many living things.

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Kemp, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Very knowledgeable tour guides, got to stay and look at fish, go fishing in the pond, tour the hatchery, see the diver feed the really big fish underwater, checked out the gift shop, and had a great time even in the rain!

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Angleton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We lived in Athens for server all years,we had small kids and a yearly membership. It was our go to place for the kids and fun. They always had something going on and our whole family enjoyed the fishing, trails and activities.

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

My brother-in-law and I spent several hours at the Texas Freshwaters Fisheries Center. I wasn't certain what to expect. We had a wonderful time and learned more than we could have ever imagined. Would be a great place to bring you grandchildren.

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Thank teds759
Athens TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy your day here. Visit the museum and see the largest bass you may ever see Listening to the guide will help you with the hundreds of fish in the tanks but careful when you feed the catfish they splash. Check out the fishing pond,you can try your luck at catching a fish. It is catch and release but so... More 

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Thank charlie a
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

From a weekend visit to the 4th of July, Halloween, you name it always Family friendly... worth the money.

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