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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Address: FM2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
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+1 903-676-2277

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We visited with my sister and her husband. They live in that area and we were looking for something close, inexpensive but still entertaining. We hit the nail on the head. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited with my sister and her husband. They live in that area and we were looking for something close, inexpensive but still entertaining. We hit the nail on the head. We saw a Diver explain about the different species and feed some of them too. It's educational and intersting, plus the grounds are pretty.

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Athens, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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 

Thank LoboCPA1
Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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 

Thank Kay Combs S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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 

Thank Lisa B
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 

1 Thank davidmcm903
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank Amy O
Dallas, Texas
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140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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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