Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens

4.7
#36 of 107 in Wildlife in Texas
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • This is a great place to spend an afternoon! Very educational,dive show to entertain the kids and teach them about underwater life in Tx rivers lakes and streams. Beautiful nature walking trail with native plants and trees. Kids and their parents can also fish in the stocked tank on grounds. The center provides all fishing gear too! There are also tram tours to take you around the grounds to see the hatchery ponds. Lots of indoor and outdoor exhibits. Very cool place!
  • My fiancee took her 4 yr old grandson and had the time of their lives and cannot wait to return! So very impressive and so much to see and do! She couldn't believe the negative comments from Levi C. above and she said that "if fishing was not your thing" then why in the world would you bother to step foot in the place to begin with? It is a wonderful place with SO much to see and do and incredibly inexpensive as well! She said every time she goes she is more impressed than the last time! The staff was very helpful and informative as well as friendly! Lots of fun for ALL ages!
  • Some of the indoor exhibits could use an update, but this is a great spot worth a visit for anyone nearby. Be sure to take the tram tour of the hatchery and take the nature trail back. The fishing ponds are open to all ages and have some true trophies lurking below the surface. The Fisheries Center is a great value and the people staffing the center are very patient and kind.
  • Take your kids and learn about the environment see giant fish and waterfowl. If no kids it would be a good redneck date. You can fish in their stocked ponds too.
  • Brought the pack here today. Always a highlight and would definitely recommend the dive show as well as the tram tour to visit the tanks. Took extra time to fish with the boys. Great to support TPWD and see the work they do each day to stock our TX lakes and rivers.

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