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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

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Address: 483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
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+1 417-334-4865
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Interesting place to visit

Love to see the thousands of trout. Made us want to go get a license and go fishing on Lake Tanecomo.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ron S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to see the thousands of trout. Made us want to go get a license and go fishing on Lake Tanecomo.

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Ross R
Prairieville, LA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 interesting in it.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in accidently looking for road to dam. It's pretty neat to check out. Didn't cost anything unless you want some fish food($0.25) to feed the trout. My teenagers enjoyed walking around looking about.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were heading back to Branson from some other activities and figured we would check this out. Two families all had a great time (parents and kids included). Hatchery area was very cool. View of Table Rock Dam was very cool. The visitors center was interesting. There was a show that was starting when we were leaving that I will... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fish Hatchery is was my wife's idea. I was too excited about it but once I was there is was a very enlightening experience.

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Thank K S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting and educational stop. Be sure to visit the information desk and see the exhibits there before proceding out to the spawning beds.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We make sure we take the short trip from Branson to the Fish Hatchery every year! The staff is friendly and the displays are informative. A walk out the back door and you are face to face with acres of trout tanks. Bring some quarters to purchase fish food from the gumball machines at the hatchery. You might want to... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to do here, but worth the visit. Learned more than we wanted to about trout reproduction at the visitors Center. We didn't have kids with us, but it was very clear that the place was a hit with the kids, especially feeding the trout in the raceways. Enjoyed a nice walk along the trains after.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the fish hatchery!!! We had a teenager, 4 children under 10 years old and adults of all ages and EVERYONE ENJOYED IT! The children fed the fish (bring quarters!), and they got to look at and learn to identify not only fish species but birds, reptiles, rodents and venomous spiders indigenous to the US. What a fun day.

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