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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

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Brenda Humphrey

Happen upon after a drive to see whay we could find. We so enjoyed finding it and seeing the whole... read more

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Brenda R
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Very clean, not much interaction from stafff to visitors. Otherwise a nice place to visit. Outside... read more

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483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Happen upon after a drive to see whay we could find. We so enjoyed finding it and seeing the whole thing as an educational experience for all.It was clean and to exper all that was to offer. The dam was flowing so we just took...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed yesterday

Very clean, not much interaction from stafff to visitors. Otherwise a nice place to visit. Outside area is easy to access, and well maintained. Not much to see on the inside. Being a free place to visit it is well worth your time.

Thank douv2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

You'll see a film explaining how they grow and replace trout in various locations. This is a fun place and you'll want to take your whole family and your camera.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here to visit, they have an 8 minute show that explains a lot about the hatchery and how they work. It was very very interesting, I learned a lot all in 8 mins. We had a lot of fun looking and feeding the...More

Thank Corinne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are live fish and reptiles inside the building with information about them. Outside are the fish hatcheries. You can buy food to feed them. When you get close to the water the fish come clustering, expecting to be fed. And best of all, it’s...More

Thank jastine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting film explaining the process to hatch young Trout. Follow up by observing the stages of growth in the ponds with feeding the fish to view them up close.

Thank _bbulldog1950
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are amazing. Everyone who comes to Branson eventually is taken to the Hatchery, probably because its free and something people can awe and talk about forever. As you go by the tanks, the open tanks, you see trout of many sizes... At some point...More

Thank g3658555
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the base of the Table Rock Lake dam you will be able to view thousands of trout being raised for release into Lake Taneycomo. There is also an information center.

Thank navigator7772
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll need to walk a bit as you pass by many tanks containing fish at various stages of development. There is an indoor area that contains a lot of fish for observation.

Thank hendersonc473
Reviewed 1 week ago

Put this on your must see agenda when traveling to Branson. Its a free tourist attraction. You can watch a short film in the community room and there is a big aquarium inside and tons of trout outside you can feed..Bring lots of quarters and...More

Thank Karen C
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Matthew I
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Chip144 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the whole area where the fish are is flat.
Celiscia C
17 March 2018|
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Response from The_Good_Music_Man | Reviewed this property |
1 hour, max maybe 30 minutes, if that. I saw the video, every trout pond, fed the fish, saw the aquarium from both outside and inside, and saw everything inside. If you plan on fishing or going on a trail, plan more time.