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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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Fish in Texas

Saw on a TV travel show so we thought we would give it a try, very glad that we did. They have a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Garland, Texas

The fisheries center offers a selection of live animals, a fishing 🎣 pond for all ages with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tara M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“catfish” (22 reviews)
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Fm2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
+1 903-676-2277
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good place to take the family. I've fished all my life and still learned a lot. Educational for all ages. Be sure to watch the dive and take the tram tour. Good half day or all day adventure.

2  Thank Selfjimy
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Started with a short tour bus that gives a quick overview that was neat. I recommend at the designated point, you take the nature walk back. (Wish the bees were there that day but they were not for some reason.) We missed the scuba "dive"...More

2  Thank sheila w
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

See and learn about the Freshwater ecology, fish hatching and rearing, and even fish. Trout are stocked in ponds during winter months (Jan-Mar) and bass panfish and catfish are catchable year round. Here are a couple of bass I caught in March.

2  Thank Jeffery G
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Response from Christina J | Reviewed this property |
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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.