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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens

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  • Great family place. Admission price is reasonable or you can purchase a season pass. Cindy at the ticket window was very friendly and gave us lots of info as we were first time visitors. Very good....  more
    Great family place. Admission price is reasonable or you can purchase a season pass. Cindy at the ticket window was very friendly and gave us lots of info as we were first time visitors. Very good....  more »
  • The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is a spectacularly designed fish display with natural pools, aquariums, and hands-on exhibits. The place is beautiful and the folks managing the place are... 
    The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is a spectacularly designed fish display with natural pools, aquariums, and hands-on exhibits. The place is beautiful and the folks managing the place are...  more »
  • Neat place and very educational. Great place to learn about Texas fish and wildlife. Don't go if its raining. 
    Neat place and very educational. Great place to learn about Texas fish and wildlife. Don't go if its raining.  more »
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  • My grandchildren and I had a wonderful day there. We first fed the fish in several aquariums. Then we visited the indoor theater where a guide told us about the different fish and then we went off on a short tram ride to overview the fisheries park. We stopped and got off at the nature trail where we enjoyed many different exhibits along the way depicting nature and animals of all sorts from the wetlands. Finally we stopped at the fishing pond where we had a blast catching six catfish. The young one's were awarded a certificate for first fish caught and also gifted with a wrist band. Did I mention the poles and bait were provided for and there were no additional costs. So for $20 the three of us had a wonderful morning and afternoon!
  • This is a great little place for a day trip or take the kids. It's only 5.50 for adults and kids 3 and under are free. It only takes about an hour to see everything. They have a fishing pond for adults and one for kids. They also have a nice little nature trail. We will definitely come back here.
  • Great family place. Admission price is reasonable or you can purchase a season pass. Very good displays of Texas fishing, fish culture and habitat along the ponds and in the museum. You can buy fish food and feed the fish in the exhibit ponds. At the casting pond you can fish for catfish, bluegill and rainbow trout. The fishing is free with rods, bait and instruction if you have never fished. The Game Warden’s museum is small but informative and Ken, the volunteer was great, answering questions and giving us detailed information. The wetlands trail exhibits were a bit overgrown and old but still informative. The tram tours were not running yet. Plenty of places to have a picnic and snacks at the gift shop. We spent 3 hrs here and were impressed.
  • If you're looking for a great place reasonable price for a family outing, this is your place in Texas. Esp that you can fish free with admission fee. Very educational, great walking trails!
  • Very cool place for anyone to visit. Great walking trail, indoor and outdoor aquariums, and cool little exhibits. It’s beautiful and all the staff are so friendly.

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