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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

#1 of 16 things to do in Athens Features Animals
Fm2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
+1 903-676-2277
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More than a fish hatcherie

The Fisheries is a combination of fishing history, live displays including huge catfish, live... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martha M
Dallas, Texas
Beautiful center, but outdoor tanks are clouded with green algae

This is a hidden gem for East Texas. Very well laid out for visitors, landscaping enhances the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Midlothian, Texas
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“fishing pond” (17 reviews)
“catfish” (23 reviews)
“tram ride” (10 reviews)
Fm2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
+1 903-676-2277
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fisheries is a combination of fishing history, live displays including huge catfish, live alligators, and interesting varieties of Texas fish, and an actual fishing experience for those who want it. Tours and programs are available. This was much more fun and interesting than I...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem for East Texas. Very well laid out for visitors, landscaping enhances the beauty. The large outdoor fish tanks are unavailable for underwater viewing because of the clouding green algae. Several signs are posted at each tank that the filtration system...More

Thank busymomof4boys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed a wonderful day here and learned a lot! Kids caught fish and saw many things! A very neat day!

Thank jessjjmc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw on a TV travel show so we thought we would give it a try, very glad that we did. They have a great facility with a variety of different things to see. Have a dive show or film of one where the diver or...More

Thank cc1158
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The fisheries center offers a selection of live animals, a fishing 🎣 pond for all ages with equipment provided by the facility, and a museum of fishing history. We missed the tour of the actual fisheries which only occurs once daily. The water in my...More

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Cool facility. It was not very expensive and with the 1/2 off using my state park pass it was a great deal. The kids loved the fee fishing in the stocked pond. We caught 4 catch and release. The gentleman helping in the fishing are...More

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lots of things to see and learn at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. Fish in the pond, watch the dive show and lots of aquariums with different species of fish to look at. Love there gift shop! The Texas Game Warden Museum is located there...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We have been 3 times this year. We take our Grandkids to visit and they love the fact that you can see the fish and wildlife up close in their natural habitat. They also enjoyed the fish pond where they caught a few fish. The...More

Thank Kay K
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is a fantastic and surprisingly large place for families to enjoy. There is a ton to do here. A tram ride that takes you around the grounds to see where and how the fish are raised. A very long, shaded walking trail. Long in...More

1  Thank mpugh22
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It was a fun day visiting the museum, seeing all the fish I spend countless hours trying to catch, and learning about how Texas stocks our lakes and ponds for the public's enjoyment. The dive show was entertaining and instructive. It was fascinating watching the...More

1  Thank Perkypaws
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5 November 2016|
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Response from Christina J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You would have to contact them and ask.
Annette B
12 February 2016|
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Response from Dianne R | Reviewed this property |
Call before you go because one time when we tried to go they were closed for a week.