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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Branson

(4.7/5 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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  • It was just amazing to see all the fish they were raising in this hatchery. We could freely walk around and feed the fish. It would be a great trip to take the kids on. They had several other reptiles...  more »
  • Our visit here was twofold, first to see the trout and second to see the table rock dam from down below. We enjoyed both, there are a LOT of trout here, we didn't feed them as some have suggested but ...  more »
  • Its a neat little place to go it doesnt take too long. Kids love to feed the fish and they have a little indoor educational area thats worth looking at.  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.