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Aquatic Resource Center

Put in Bay, OH 43456
+1 419-285-1800
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Quick visit

We were just riding around the island when we ran across this place. We took a quick look around... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
East Brady, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Interesting Spot

This free museum was worth seeing. However, they no longer function as a fish hatchery but had... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
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Offers resources for the lake and surrounding area.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“free fishing” (10 reviews)
“osu students” (3 reviews)
“fish hatchery” (3 reviews)
Put in Bay, OH 43456
Put in Bay, OH 43456
+1 419-285-1800
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We were just riding around the island when we ran across this place. We took a quick look around and it was rather interesting so I'm glad we happened across it.

Thank mcollar
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This free museum was worth seeing. However, they no longer function as a fish hatchery but had displays showing what Ohio State University did when it functioned as one

Thank travelgirl2082
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We stopped by on a day we rented a gold cart. Out of the way from most of the hustle and bustle of the island. Nice little inside learning center with fish tanks and info on breeding. Outside on the dock, they have free fishing...More

Thank MikeDailey
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My first visit here was when I was little and I still think it's neat as an adult. It's off the beaten path away from the party scene which can be nice.

1  Thank younger855
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is great to see our natural Ohio and Lake Erie resources showcased by OSU students. Free fishing for youngsters, and feed the invasive gobies to the resident Great Blue Heron. We saw gar right off the dock and the facility is great for the...More

1  Thank MelindaY
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here in September during Ohio states open house and went to Gibraltar Island, free. This was an awesome experience that only happens once a year. The staff was very friendly and I would recommend going there again.

1  Thank tennisoanther09
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Learn about some of fish and marine life in Lake Erie as well as the water conditions. Anyone can fish for free, no license required, from their dock and they have OSU, The Ohio State University marine environmental students helping and answering your questions. The...More

2  Thank Happy_GadaboutPa
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A good stop for some learning and its free. Small informational museum with live fish exhibits. free fishing is provided. tours can be arranged for groups.

2  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We visited on a Wednesday in the middle of June so my daughter could do some fishing in Lake Erie. She was really looking forward to this portion of our vacation. When we arrived in the late morning, the entire place was closed. They even...More

4  Thank DGlenW
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Staff knows a lot about the history of fish breeding and release, which is not done here anymore. There are species there to see and it is very interesting.

1  Thank jobrecht
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