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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Branson
(4.8/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. For Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and beyond, use our Branson trip builder to get the most from your Branson vacation.
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  • Our group watched a short movie explaining how the hatchery worked with the Brown and Rainbow Trout, and then visited the outdoor tanks. Everyone in our group participated and came away with a better ...  more »
  • I enjoyed seeing the other families that had children with them. The amazed looks on their faces was priceless. Once you throw in the food pellets.----OMG---the fish go crazy. A must see and its free. 
  • Enjoyed the film they had and seeing the fish up close. They also had turtles and snakes in enclosed tanks to view. If you had questions, they were very helpful. 
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  • Great place to spend about and hour and only spend a few quarters. Our kids really enjoyed feeding the fish and seeing the trout in all the different sizes. Also a great place too get a closer look at the dam.
  • Kids love feeding the fish and looking at the snakes, fish, turtles and spiders inside. Free to enter and a quarter for some food. Good fun for people on a budget
  • Very educational for all ages and good holsom fun too ... offers trout fishing and more...
  • Great access to the white river and trophy Trout.
  • Came here got fishing licenses and permits, great local aquatic information source of the Ozarks.