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“Educational and interesting”

The Oden State Fish Hatchery
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Alanson
Certificate of Excellence
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BC, MI
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Educational and interesting”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

The fish hatchery is very interesting and educational. The tour guide was informative and easily answered everyones questions.

Visited September 2012
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English first
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Educational and scenic!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Let me start by saying that my husband and daughter were not that excited to go to a fish hatchery, but we all ended up enjoying the visit. Even though we missed the guided tour (call ahead for times), we enjoyed the nature trails, feeding the retired fish in the big pond and the viewing area where you can see the fish underwater.

There is also a vintage Pullman rail car on site that can be toured. It is a small museum where you can learn about the use of such rail cars to transport fish for the state's fisheries management program.

Visited August 2013
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“Something fun to do!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Totally worth the visit. Kids will love it! Lots of pathed and dirt trails to follow, neat ponds to feed fish and interesting information on how fish live! Closes early, so go in the morning or early afternoon.

Visited July 2013
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Cheboygan, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great spot to take kids!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was a free little side trip, with short hikes to the fish ponds. My grandson loved feeding the fish little kernels of food. The place is free, the employees at the headquarters very helpful and friendly, and the fish are huge!

Visited August 2012
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Petoskey, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Your kids will love it.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Watch the trout compete for the food pellets your kids(or you) throw to them. Enjoy the museum and visitor center. My grand daughter has absolutely enjoyed this place since she was two. And it is Free! and right on US 31 south of Oden, just a few miles north of Petoskey.

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