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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Address: FM2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
Phone Number: +1 903-676-2277
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A Real Jewel in Athens

We often take our school classes to the Hatchery for a day. Excellent staff, so knowledgeable and friendly. It's clear they love what they do for a living. Beautiful grounds, lots... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
sstarkes1
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Athens, Texas
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Athens, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often take our school classes to the Hatchery for a day. Excellent staff, so knowledgeable and friendly. It's clear they love what they do for a living. Beautiful grounds, lots of things for kids and families to do together. Very community oriented. Each year they host trick-or-treating at the hatchery for all the kids in the community - a... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected the Texas Freshwater Fishery to be interesting and it WAY exceeded expectations. Starting with walking around viewing all kinds of fish at eye-level. An amazing array. Not from Texas? Consider this an excellent addition to what you can learn about the State. A Texan? You will be amazed to learn how many lakes this fishery provides stock for.... More 

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Whitney, Texas
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little known prized gem in East Texas. The exhibits of incredibly diverse natural habitats for fish & water in this huge & diverse state; the ONLY trout hatchery in TX; the fishing pond; THE WETLANDS TRAIL; the events & education building ... Don't think this place might just be for kids; might be boring; might breeze... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want my grand kids to understand Texas nature and fish that we can catch here in lakes. I have taken them to the fish center twice and great learning place and they have so much fun. I like getting them away from devices and to see nature and how we need to protect our wetlands. Thank you for having... More 

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Palestine
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A great day of family fun with the kids fishing an laughing. My grandson loves to fish an what better way to spend a few hours of memories. Baiting the hook is different, yes I am his grandmother. So that was a new learning experience. But what rise would I be doing on a Saturday. So once the magic was... More 

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Thank James H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Texas Freshwater Fishery was surprisingly interesting! There is an outside concrete covered walk which leads you on a tour of different kinds of ponds. Through clear plexi-glass you see all kinds of fish. Very large fish! Humongous fish! It is amazing! Inside the Fishery, we saw displays of fish, fish tanks, educational information, etc. We even saw a live... More 

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Athens, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

You just can't get too much of the Fish Hatchery. Walk along the inside path and you are under and in the middle eye level of a small Lake. All types of TEXAS aquatic life to see 10 lb. plus BASS. Large Catfish, and many other species. Has a fishing pond stocked and ready. Fishing equipment on premises. Enclosed shelters,nature... More 

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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Of all the times I've spent in east Texas I have never stopped at the fishery. It's a small place with an abundance of info to investigate. The day I went it was a very hot day, so I didn't fish at the little tank out back or ride the tram down to the hatchery. The facility has outdoor ponds... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The museum and exhibits are very interesting. There is a section dedicated to Texas state records of popular fish, including large mouth bass. The living exhibits focus on different habitats and have some big fish in them. The museum and exhibits are easily navigable in about 1 hour. We spent over 2 hours here total, a large part of it... More 

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Thank Mikeyveck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I love coming here. All times of the year it is great to come here alone or with family and friends. Aside from the exibits, there is a nature trail that is absolutely beautiful. You can even fish. They have everything you need.

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