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“Great Fun especially for Kids”

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Royse City, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Fun especially for Kids”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries was a great time for the adutls and kids alike. The first part of the building is a walking tour of different habiltats and features some really big catfish. Bring a couple bucks in quarters to buy some feed. The rest has some fun museum style exhibits. You can take a trolley ride around the fish ponds but I would skip that next time. In the back there is a fishing pond and you can get some equipment to fish with from the Rangers. There was some lightning in the area the day we were there so I cannot tell you if the actual fishing is any good. Does it really matter? I did see a walking trail but coudlnt say anything about it. There is plenty of open space for picknicking and lots of tables.

Visited August 2012
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Texas
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A fun place for everyone”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised by how interesting and interactive this place was. Great displays, large aquariums, and fishing ponds. I did not leave enough time to do it justice and plan to return.

Visited April 2013
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College Station, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A very fun place, something for the whole family.”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Extensive educational displays. Fishing fun for kids and grownups. Nature trail for walkers. This is a well kept, first class place for the family to spend the day.

Visited March 2013
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a great place to go if you have a love for fishing or just want to do something different. Very informative. We enjoyed feeding the catfish.

Visited August 2012
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TEXAS
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“TEXAS FRESHWATER FISHERIES CENTER”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

This another must see if you are in the area, even if you have to drive out of your way.It is all done very well. The staff is well informed and are glad to share it with you. They even have a fishing pond.

Visited May 2012
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