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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

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Address: 483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
Phone Number: +1 417-334-4865
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Didn't really think much of it at first, but it is amazing

We stopped to see Table Rock Dam and the hatchery. The hatchery has numerous troughs for various sized rainbow and brown trout. Their numbers are astounding! The museum is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped to see Table Rock Dam and the hatchery. The hatchery has numerous troughs for various sized rainbow and brown trout. Their numbers are astounding! The museum is really good, open daily 9AM-5PM Sept-May, 9AM-6PM, June-Aug.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the best fish hatcheries I have ever visited. They provide and educational tour at specific times that includes a visit behind the scenes. The toddlers were fascinated with all the fish in the tanks but bored on the tour. You can visit without taking the tour. The best part?: It's free!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a fish hatchery, so don't get too excited! The indoor tanks and critters were cool to show the kids and the rearing tanks outside are full of trout. It's a fairly quick tour.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The kids loved learning about how the fish grow and what is naturally local. Best to do on a sunny day.

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Lincoln, Ne, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun stop to see all the fish they raise to put into Lake Tanycomo. We've seen them moving fish before and it is very interesting. Come on over and feed some fish just for the fun of it.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had taken our small children to the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery many years ago. We decided to visit again and found the small Visitors Center and the Hatchery very interesting. The center had various aquariums showcasing trout, turtles, bass, as well as lizards, salamanders, snakes and tarantulas. Fun and educational! The property also has a Lake Taneycomo... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was fun to take a few minutes to learn about fish hatcheries. There were plenty of fish to see and nice descriptions of what you're seeing. Also the location right behind the big Table Rock dam made it an interesting stop.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is all free and it's fun for the kids to see all of the trout swimming around. I would recommend the video before going outside as the video does give info about the hatchery. Fun, educational, and free...........what could be better!

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hatchery was educational and the staff were amazing. We brought quarters to feed the trout- fun. There are a couple nice hiking trails there and you can watch some trout fishermen on the lake. Staff helped us map out other things to see and do and helped us find additional hiking trails. Much more than was expected.

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Somerdale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun afternoon learning about the hatchery. There was plenty of things to see, and the staff was very helpful.

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