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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Wow. We found a jewel. We will go back tomorrow to fish. We even bought a season pass for less than... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mikegill56
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Woodworth, Louisiana
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Exceeds expecttions

We had no idea this place would be actually as fun as it was. An inside collection of... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
PalestinoNuevo
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Palestine, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow. We found a jewel. We will go back tomorrow to fish. We even bought a season pass for less than $20 and can go all year now.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mikegill56
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We had no idea this place would be actually as fun as it was. An inside collection of aquarium-style displays, and a tram tour of outside hatchery ponds and much more. Educational and entertaining. The whole family had fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PalestinoNuevo
Reviewed November 12, 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jackiewZ8819PM
Reviewed November 6, 2018 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..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hellenkillerproject
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank justahuckleberry
Reviewed October 21, 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SusanM301
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank pdmaddock
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Christina J | Reviewed this property |
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Annette B
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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.
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