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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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TripAdvisor
  • Love to see the thousands of trout. Made us want to go get a license and go fishing on Lake Tanecomo. 
  • We were gong to visit the fish hatchery with our grandson (5 years old), but he did not want to go. We went anyway. As soon has found out that you could feed the fish he loved it. 
  • Maybe I missed something, because I don't understand why this has such high reviews. The water is so dark that you can barely see the fish outside. Inside is only a few small aquariums with nothing in...  more »
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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.