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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

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Address: 483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
Phone Number: 417-334-4865
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fun break from shops and shows

Beautiful day for outdoor tour of fish hatchery pools, feeding fish, learning about rainbow and brown trout. Fun break from shopping.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Carol K
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful day for outdoor tour of fish hatchery pools, feeding fish, learning about rainbow and brown trout. Fun break from shopping.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I spent a whole afternoon here. The video in the visitors center is a must. It explains well how the fish are taken care of in each stage of growth. We saw the feed truck distribute the food, plus other visitors paid small amount to feed them, too. The Table Rock Dam is right there, and a... More 

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Thank 648skessler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite fish is a rainbow trout so I may be bias but it's an awesome experience. Just the sheer number of fish is amazing. You're able to feed the fish after buying a handful of food. It's a literal fish frenzy.

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Wautoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our 3 yr old had a great time looking at the fish in the aquariums and feeding the fish. The video was interesting explanation of ops, but not really much more to see.

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Thank 277deneseh
Ochelata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got here at feeding time and it was just amazing to watch the fish fight for the food. It looked like you could walk on top of them. Our family enjoyed the educational show.

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St. Paul MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is FREE, but you are on you own (no guide). There are signs to help you understand what happens there. It is easy to walk, no large ups or downs. It is outdoors, so be weather wise. You can walk right up to the pens and see the fish as they are kept according to size as they mature.

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Thank WayfaringPair
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here 2 times in the past few years. The inside has a decent movie about breeding the fish and the outside has all the fish. Bring quarters to get fish pellets for feeding them. One quarter gets you a small palm full.

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Thank Mike C
Midland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't normally get excited over seeing fish, but I was so impressed seeing the process of raising fish to maturity. The size of these fish from babies to adults was amazing .

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Thank TKMidland
Doon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good video. Very interesting and informative. We saw a deformed turtle, from the effects of littering plastic pop can rings in the turtle's environment. We saw fish tanks filled with trout which were bred and raised to stock the lakes and rivers around the area. Enjoyed it!

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Thank Nina K
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a great place to take the kids. There are several exhibits, a large aquarium with big trout and you can feed the fish in the hatchery ponds. The food is $0.25 so bring quarters. It was very educational and fun. The staff is also very knowledgeable and great with kids.

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