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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Fm2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
+1 903-676-2277
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Must see if you are a fan of fishing

We are not fishing enthusiasts but still enjoyed the fishery and museum. Have aquariums, museum and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Denton, Texas
look at fish, but not catch on marshmellows an corn

went there with grandkids from out of state, gonna look at exhibits an let then catch a few fish, I... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
mike F
Tyler, Texas
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Fm2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
+1 903-676-2277
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not fishing enthusiasts but still enjoyed the fishery and museum. Have aquariums, museum and fishing pond. If you want to fish they provide rod & reel.

Thank Ranaj888
Reviewed 5 September 2017

went there with grandkids from out of state, gonna look at exhibits an let then catch a few fish, I have been here before ,but they change bait they furnish u to fish with to marsmellows , jnstead of catchfish stink bait , fish no...More

Thank mike F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Fisheries is a combination of fishing history, live displays including huge catfish, live alligators, and interesting varieties of Texas fish, and an actual fishing experience for those who want it. Tours and programs are available. This was much more fun and interesting than I...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a hidden gem for East Texas. Very well laid out for visitors, landscaping enhances the beauty. The large outdoor fish tanks are unavailable for underwater viewing because of the clouding green algae. Several signs are posted at each tank that the filtration system...More

Thank busymomof4boys
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a wonderful day here and learned a lot! Kids caught fish and saw many things! A very neat day!

Thank jessjjmc
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Saw on a TV travel show so we thought we would give it a try, very glad that we did. They have a great facility with a variety of different things to see. Have a dive show or film of one where the diver or...More

Thank cc1158
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The fisheries center offers a selection of live animals, a fishing 🎣 pond for all ages with equipment provided by the facility, and a museum of fishing history. We missed the tour of the actual fisheries which only occurs once daily. The water in my...More

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Cool facility. It was not very expensive and with the 1/2 off using my state park pass it was a great deal. The kids loved the fee fishing in the stocked pond. We caught 4 catch and release. The gentleman helping in the fishing are...More

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lots of things to see and learn at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. Fish in the pond, watch the dive show and lots of aquariums with different species of fish to look at. Love there gift shop! The Texas Game Warden Museum is located there...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We have been 3 times this year. We take our Grandkids to visit and they love the fact that you can see the fish and wildlife up close in their natural habitat. They also enjoyed the fish pond where they caught a few fish. The...More

Thank Kay K
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5 November 2016|
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Response from Christina J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You would have to contact them and ask.
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11 February 2016|
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Response from Dianne R | Reviewed this property |
Call before you go because one time when we tried to go they were closed for a week.