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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

#11 of 167 things to do in Branson Features Animals
483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
+1 417-334-4865
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What a nice find

We were staying at Chateau on the Lake and we were just driving around killing time and ran into... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Educational and Fun

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Branson! We really enjoyed all of the information... read more

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483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
+1 417-334-4865
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying at Chateau on the Lake and we were just driving around killing time and ran into this. It is free and so much fun. Lots of interesting animals/fish/reptiles to see. Then go out the back door and take quarters with you to...More

Thank gardeningteacher8
Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Branson! We really enjoyed all of the information offered, and feeding all of the fish. Very educational, but all done in a fun way. Go on the tour, and watch the movie in the visitor...More

Thank IslandTan
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Ozarks is known for Golf, tourism, and FISHING! see trout, check out the sizes at the hatchery. its free to visit, easy parking.

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice little free educational area for the kiddos. TIP- Take a cup you can put the fish food in (that does cost but it's 25 cents). My boys enjoyed the feeding fish area and looking at the animals inside and reading about them.

Thank Momma0607
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fun place to visit. Somewhat of an educational experience but more than that a good educational experience.

Thank BCTravelers16
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a last minute stop, but sire glad we did. First off, it's free, which is had to come by! We got there just in time for the tour, which was only 20 minutes, but very informative. Hunter, our guide, was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank dalejr8prncss
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the wildlife and seeing the dam on our way to the lake. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The kids had a great time feeding the fish. We will be back!

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is always a must see on our multiple trips a year to Branson. My 10 year old son loves to see and feed the fish.

Thank 981momof2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyable experience for the young and old alike. Educational Staff was very informative and helpful with all questions asked.

Thank Frances F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to get to, and free! Very educational for young children. They enjoyed it and learned a bit. Will probably take them back again in a few years to reinforce their learning.

Thank jameswJ4594XZ
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Danny H
Is there a good spot close to the hatchery to fish for trout?
3 October 2016|
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Response from Karen1953INKC | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure there is, just don't know where!
What are the hours for the fish hatchery?
11 September 2016|
Response from The_Good_Music_Man |
I know for sure they are open 9-4 weekdays, but Im not sure if they are open an hour earlier or later, weekends, or if they will be open during Nov and Dec because most places close in Dec until March.
Is this place open on Sunday's during the summer?
19 June 2016|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is