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“Kids love it”

The Oden State Fish Hatchery
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Alanson
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Delaware
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52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Kids love it”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a very simple place to visit. The kids are able to experience some education in the nuseum, but they are also able to see so many fish that they will be amazed. A nice little place to stop and feed the fish.

Visited June 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Cool experience”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

While visiting the area, we decided to take the kids to see the Oden Fish Hatchery. The kids really got a kick out of visiting the little museum located in train cars on the property, and they really enjoyed being able to run around and see all the different stages of the hatchery. The best part of the experience was feeding the fish out in a couple of large holding ponds. No matter how much food they were fed, the fish were very active, jumping out of the water for the pellets. If you are in the area and have some extra time, check this place out.

Visited August 2013
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East Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews
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“Great place to stop with kids.”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a great place to eat lunch, take a walk or wander with children. It is a beautifully, tastefully restored stream and trail system with a feeding pond and glass viewing chamber. Super cool for the outdoorsy and those who love trout ;-)

Visited September 2013
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BC, MI
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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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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“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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