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Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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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
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 17 July 2018
Baldwinsville, United States
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Title of the review says it all, but TripAdvisor requires 100 characters minimum. Can't get much worse than being closed when you're supposed to be open.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  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!

Date of experience: October 2016
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jeff C
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