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Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center

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Better for younger kids

We thought this was a fish hatchery, but it is not. It is the way fish get up stream, but we... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
pitterpat000
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Gainesville, Georgia
Small but awesome.

I’m downtown Manchester. Really cool place, especially for small and school aged kids. It’s small... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeremy B
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Baldwinsville, United States
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6 Fletcher St., Manchester, NH
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m downtown Manchester. Really cool place, especially for small and school aged kids. It’s small so it is not a big time commitment. Basically a place to learn about the Merrimack watershed and fish that go to and from the ocean. Fred but there is...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a great activity with kids from 2-12 then I highly recommend the Amoskeag Fishways. The Fishway is a fish ladder, nature center, part museum and activity center all in one building by the hydro electric dam in Manchester’s North End....More

1  Thank MrNeverHome
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We thought this was a fish hatchery, but it is not. It is the way fish get up stream, but we weren't there at the time of year that the fish pass through so it was a little dull. No fish to be seen :(...More

1  Thank pitterpat000
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Great for a quick little something to do with the kids. We went with 4 kids ages 9-15 and they all loved it.

1  Thank ConquerNH
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to take my grandson. He loved it!! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. There are a lot of hands on activities for kids of all ages. They even have a rattlesnake uggh but he was cool too.

Thank Frito2011
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Was looking forward to a nice visit to find that they were closed! The web site said they would be open and also had different hours posted on the door.

Thank taryn c
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Fishways is not only the ladder by which the Salmon still make it up the river to make sure their species continues, but it also is an amazing museum! With programs of all types that include nature walks, investigations into birds and other animals,...More

Thank GeekMamaKara
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must do. Super spot for a family, but we found our ages of 60 and 88 were perfectly suited as well. Be sure to push the fish buttons downstairs!

Thank Randel M C
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Went here on a whim. All exhibits were closed due to a "classroom" visiting. The "classroom" consisted of 4 kids and 2 disinterested "teachers". All the people who actually were there to see the fish ladder were told to come back later.

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Located near the La Quinta Inn. Park in the lot and then follow the fish path (seriously) down a completely paved path. Listen to the water rushing by. Check out the lock. When you get to the bottom you will have a clear view of...More

1  Thank Karen P
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