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Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center

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Address: 6 Fletcher St., Manchester, NH
Phone Number: +1 603-626-3474
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Great fun for a quick visit

Took my 3 year old grandson for an afternoon of fish viewing. It was really interesting to see all of the fish trying to get up the river. The viewing window is pretty large but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
CatNH
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, there is something to interest everyone. The do programs year round, and some of the... More 

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Foster, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Litchfield
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Belmont, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 a fish ladder. Enter the museum. Pretty small. Go downstairs and sit and watch the... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Took my 3 year old grandson for an afternoon of fish viewing. It was really interesting to see all of the fish trying to get up the river. The viewing window is pretty large but if alot of people are there it would be difficult to have a great view. They also had alot of fun activities for the kids,... More 

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Thank CatNH
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Discovered the learning center when we dicided to pull off the highway to see the waterway. The ladder had just been drained on our first visit, so we made a point to return when it was in season. Facinating talk given by the docents, and there are small educational display areas up and down stairs. Worth an hour's visit if... More 

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Thank KATHORNCLC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Visit the Fishways! You'll enjoy the educational aspects of the facility, adjacent to a water power plant, and part of the waterfalls at Amoskeag. You'll learn the history of the area, see some of the natural critters, and most amazingly, be able to watch fish like shad, herring, and maybe even a salmon, progress thru the ladder up above the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We had some time to kill before checking into our hotel and figured we'd check this place out. It is in a beautiful location and the staff was very helpful in explaining the way the ladder works. This is a great place for kids and adults. The windows in the lower floor allowed us to see the fish swimming against... More 

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Thank Wendyg88
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Just ok center. Free display and viewing window to watch fish ladder under water. If you want to see the Merrimack river and learn a little about the history this is your place. If you expected a well kept learning center this is not the place. Also no access to the water from here.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The facility is rather down-trodden but such great fun. The docents are so knowledgeable and present information with such enthusiasm. Their raptor presentation is brilliant and the other exhibits...mostly in aquaria..are fun to view. On the lower floor is an exhibit addressing the river....again fun when all pieces are functioning.

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Thank Kate M

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