History of Fishing Museum
History of Fishing Museum
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Bob
Dallas, TX30 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the fishing museum. We were lucky to have Bill show us the lures, gear, and other pieces of fishing history that make this museum unique. What made this visit even better for us is that Bill gave us 90 minutes of his time sharing stories and details behind the equipment and fishermen. For visitors who enjoy fishing, this is a tremendous place to see and learn how this sport has changed over time.
Written August 8, 2021
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Angela B
43 contributions
Solo
If you like history a must see!
Especially if you are a fisherman you'll appreciate this museum. I fished with my family growing up and during my grandfather's last three years of life We fished together alot. So much I didn't know you get a tour and learn all different brands of rods and reels it's much more than just fishing even dinosaur bones. Also a place for kids to color while you enjoy the museum. Only issue the steep hill to get to hidden museum. I parked in shopping center on country 76 Blvd. It was easy to walk to and I did spend two hours did get through 1/2 the museum.
Written June 12, 2022
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Smith Young
Parker, CO31 contributions
The best part of admission is the tour you get by the guide who knows more in his sleep about all the things people have done and used through history to catch fish than most of us know in our best waking moments. Refer to something you know about fishing during the tour and you'll be rewarded with an abundance of additional information and probably shown some artifacts in the museum relating to your interest.

If you, your spouse, or someone in your party doesn't have any interest in fishing before the tour, what they will find out is that only second to dating, as humans we're ingenious at catching things such as fish for sport and survival! Fishing can take on a new meaning with the historical perspective you get from the tour. Going to the museum is not about just looking at fishing stuff.
Written November 28, 2020
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Victoria E
Springfield, IL1 contribution
This was one of the best museums we visited during our trip. The owner took us around and had fun and interesting stories about various artifacts, lures, poles, etc. It was a fun experience and the stuff in the museum was so cool to see.
Written November 18, 2020
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Bi
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I have been here over 10 times and still see something new each time. The collection is a treasure, and Branson is so lucky to have it. Bill is so knowledgeable and passionate in running this fishing museum. Karl and Beverly White have spent a lifetime collecting all of this. I want to thank them for letting us see there collection. Bill B.
Written August 20, 2021
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Laurie I
3 contributions
I honestly thought I was going to be bored to death when I went to the museum with my husband and brother! I was greatly surprised! The owner was an awesome source of history and education on fishing everything. Seeing all the fishing lures (hand carved early ones were beautiful), wooden canoes and boats, and all the motors was very interesting. The owner gave us and another group a tour and made it enjoyable even for the kids! If you like fishing this is a neat place to check out!
Written January 31, 2020
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Brendan L
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I went with my husband because he is obsessed with fishing. I thought okay this will be for him, but I really enjoyed it! The man giving the tour was very knowledgeable, funny, and relaxing to listen to. Very well done tour and I can honestly say I left there having learned a lot! Recommend for the die hard fishermen/women, but also for those that might not be that into it. LOVED!
Written May 5, 2021
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Oilisourlife
31 contributions
Couples
My husband is a die hard fisherman,I however am not. I really expected to be bored out of my mind while letting my husband look at fishing things. Boy was I wrong!! I absolutely loved the history behind this amazing collection. I think we may have spent two hours or more in this museum and I could have spent two hours more. Bill, the guide was so much fun and so knowledgeable about everything in the museum. You could tell he had a passion for what he was doing! We go to Branson quite often and I'm sure we will go back to the History of Fishing Museum. I recommend it for everyone.
Written July 10, 2017
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AZboyinWI
Madison, WI472 contributions
Friends
What a interesting collection turned into a museum! We were given a tour by Bill who had the time to give us highlights on each display case. It was easy to see his passion! His knowledge of these items was exemplary. We were also lucky enough to meet Karl (the founder and mad collector :) & his wife (she let him do this? :) while we're there. My 87 year old musky fishing mother & I really enjoyed this establishment! Admission discounts are available. I highly recommend this establishment! I'll visit again.
Written May 15, 2019
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ajc56
Acworth, GA39 contributions
Couples
Most fishing stuff I have ever seen! Very interesting facts about all the old plugs,rods and anything that is associated with fishing.
Written May 27, 2018
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