Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Branson

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Learn about trout culture, fishing, and conservation at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. The trout-rearing facility includes a conservation center, as well as a network of paths for hiking, viewing wildlife, and access to fishing areas. The hatchery raises between 350,000 and 400,000 rainbow and brown trout each year. Examine the species on display in aquariums, catch an informative film in the auditorium, and learn more about the process of spawning and egg development in the conservation center. You can feed the fish by purchasing fish food from a machine, so come prepared with quarters. Guided tours are available daily during peak season. Using our online itinerary creator, Branson attractions like Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Love this place and always drop in here when we are down. We love to feed the fish and walk around and tour the site.  more »
  • Bring Quarters!! The tour is fun snd informative. Fish are in long in- ground tanks by sizes snd you can feed them... which is fun snd addicting do bring lots of quarters!  more »
  • Great learning experience plus you get to feed the fish. Inside and outside things to see. Different stages of the trout from fry to adult.  more »
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  • Fun place to stop and see the fish! Bring your quarters so you can buy fish food to feed the fish.
  • This place was fantastic! My husband and I went for the first time. If u like outdoor and fishing u will absolutely love This! So much to look at and a short video to watch and have the hatching process explained. It's fun and u get to hold a non venom snake. Wow! I definitely suggest seeing this !! It's all FREE!
  • Super neat. Educational. Free 😊
  • This is a very neat place to visit that doesn't take much time out of your schedule. It's located right below the dam, so if you are visiting the Dewey Short Visitor Center at the dam, it's easy to get to. You start in the visitors center and see various fish related displays as well as a large tank with a variety and local fish. You can even buy your fishing license there if you want to try your luck fishing at the lake. The really neat part is outside. There you will find the hatcheries and see the various stages of development of the fish that are raised for stocking the local lakes. If you are close by and are curious, just go. I've gone several times to take different people and everyone finds it interesting, especially those who like fishing.
  • Staff are very friendly and teach you a lot about the fish. It's also very interactive.
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