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The Oden State Fish Hatchery

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8258 S Ayr Rd, Alanson, MI 49706-9577
+1 231-347-4689
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Never knew there was so much involved in raising fish. It’s quite the process. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pj G
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Neat place that breeds and repopulates local waterways with various types of fish

Came here to their attractions which were mostly closed due to the season. The fish I am guessing... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Jabell1969
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Detroit, Michigan
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8258 S Ayr Rd, Alanson, MI 49706-9577
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+1 231-347-4689
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Never knew there was so much involved in raising fish. It’s quite the process. Very interesting for both young and old.

Thank Pj G
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Came here to their attractions which were mostly closed due to the season. The fish I am guessing were at the big pond because we couldn't see any in the chamber. But we still had fun feeding the fish, seeing the waterways, and "hiking" the...More

Thank Jabell1969
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited this site but missed the tour (so check out the times in advance). Stopped at the office and got a quick highlight of the hatchery and a bag of fish food along with a map to the visitor center. Short walk to the...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

The best part of any trip are the unplanned discoveries. I happened to see a sign for a fish hatchery and thought what the heck, why not. I went on the tour and it was very informative as you see the trout breeding process from...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The train outside the facility looks weathered but inside is air conditioning and much historical information. The information building also has a lot of learning items for children and adults alike. The underground viewing area is great. What child doesn't like feeding the fish /...More

Thank Shinjin7
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

I have been to fish hatcheries before and assumed this would be about the same . . . raceways, feeding, fingerlings to lunkers, etc. There are a few unique attributes about the Oden hatchery. There are paved trails through the woods making it an accessible...More

Thank kskeener4
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Very interesting tour on how they raise fish in Michigan. Great for adults and children, and the price was the best. It's Free!

Thank JL1707
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

When visiting the Petoskey area please try to get to this special place. It is free and the grounds are a little piece of Paradise. Great place for children and all ages. Visit the fish ponds where for twenty-five cents you can feed the huge...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Great place for kids of all ages to see some large fish. Feeding the fish was the highlight of our visit.

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We've been here many times over the years . We've walked the trails and visited the fish tanks. It's fascinating. Make sure you get some fish food to feed the trout!

Thank Katy P
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