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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Fun family fishing.

Interesting displays, informative underwater show for all ages. Fishing and many other fun family... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Theresa G
Athens, Texas, United States
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This is a very good Fisheries over the top educational adventure lots to see the diver feeding the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Athens, Texas
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Fm2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
+1 903-676-2277
Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

4  Thank CATXWASteveG
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 28, 2012

I thought it was beautiful with all the ponds and it was neat to see so many catfish. My kids and husband and I did manage to have a good time. The dive show was okay. When we went to the building to get the...More

2  Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting displays, informative underwater show for all ages. Fishing and many other fun family activities. Fireworks show every Fourth of July. Great place to visit.

Thank Theresa G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very good Fisheries over the top educational adventure lots to see the diver feeding the fish is very interesting

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place and educational with fishing and a nature trail. Just remember it is Texas and keep hydrated on the nature trail. Enjoy the hatchery..

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started going here when my son was in boy scouts to earn the fishing merit badge. Now that I have grandkids I take them there so they are just about guaranteed to catch a fish, although we have been there and not even got...More

Thank justahuckleberry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to learn and do here. The inside tour is extremely informative and fun to look at, especially the alligators! You can fish for as long as you want using their poles and bait. There is also a beautiful and informative walking path that ends...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The fish hatchery is probably the top of the list for locals to show visitors and its a cool thing this small town has it. They’ve got a walking trail with a beehive exhibit, a little museum, a small dive show, and you can even...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We were camping at a nearby State Park, but the fish were not biting, so we drove over to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. The kids loved reading all the information about fish and feeding them. And they were super excited about fishing! We caught several...More

Thank Janie O
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I have been seeing signs for this place for years, but never went. I was expecting a room with a couple fish tanks and maybe a overlook of the ponds. Boy was I shocked. It's really impressive, lots to see, lots to do. If your...More

Thank 212DavidD212
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We have been many times but for our 3 granddaughters this was their first trip. We got there in time for the diving show and the tram ride. They loved the diving show. Then we walked thru the outside tanks to see the fish and...More

Thank 614dwayneh
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I went there with family at 9 in the morning on Tuesday. I wasn’t expecting to catch fish but in the morning when it’s all quiet and there are shadows under the dock, you can catch so many fish. My brother and I together caught...More

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November 5, 2016|
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Response from Christina J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You would have to contact them and ask.
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Response from Dianne R | Reviewed this property |
Call before you go because one time when we tried to go they were closed for a week.