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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

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Impressive place!

We enjoyed learning more about brown and rainbow trout here but our biggest takeaway were the... read more

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Lacey C
Granbury, Texas
Want something free, educational?

If you are wanting a quick thing to kill a little time and learn about the trout in the local... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
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Reviewed today

We enjoyed learning more about brown and rainbow trout here but our biggest takeaway were the grounds attached to the hatchery! Beautiful trails and nice waterfalls (towards the dam on the hatchery side)! Don't miss them! It was also fun to watch all the people...More

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are wanting a quick thing to kill a little time and learn about the trout in the local rivers, this is a must. Then afterward go down to the river and watch the fish swim.

Thank KiwiantzUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

A larger fish hatchery. They have an indoor area with displays about the fish, other animals, and hatchery operations. Walk among the fish raceways outside and inside. Staff is approachable for any questions.

Thank Bob84403
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. There are a lot of nice displays. Take some quarters to feed the fish. Make sure to go by the waters edge to watch the fly fishermen!

Thank aprilreisma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're by here stop and check it out! It's free and you can buy fish food for a quarter. (take a paper cup or something to put fish food in) We bought a dollar's worth of fish food and enjoyed walking around feeding them....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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Matthew I
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
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ken g
29 June 2018|
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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 Renaissance_Junkie | 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.