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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

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Best thing we did in Branson

Really fun time! Totally free also! Our daughter had the best time here. We took the tour with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Grinnell, Iowa
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Nice little place

A free place to visit. The people in the visitors centre were very friendly - they have a few... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike K
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483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really fun time! Totally free also! Our daughter had the best time here. We took the tour with the DNR guide since we were there. Had lots of fun feeding the fish and just enjoying being outside. Spent a couple hours here.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A free place to visit. The people in the visitors centre were very friendly - they have a few attractions such as a 2 headed snake (alive) and of course a whole lot of fish as well as a movie about how the whole things...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great stop for all ages. We learned so much about the trout hatchery and the process for breeding fish. Make sure you take the 8 minutes to watch the movie and go out back to feed the fish.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 5 days ago

enjoyed the hatchery, The hatchery personnel are very friendly and helpful and will answer any question you might might, A big plus is there's no charge for visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry J
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an experience never experienced but all in all it was shocking to see so many fish at one time

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nanasgang
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thought this might be interesting.The website does not have updated times for the tour so we missed the guided tour. Instead we walked thru and read about it ourselves. They had very old exhibits of different science things. Outside you can see all the hatcheries...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kferrell1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have any kids with us but I definitely believe kids would enjoy this place. There was a very large fish tank where you could see a variety of fish up close. There were other displays with snakes and turtles. Outside, your can look...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chiguy064
Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Something to do that is free that the little ones will enjoy even my 13 year old loved looking at the ugly fish in the indoors ha ha , informative on the inside the people love to answer your questions and if it’s a pretty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank presg
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The hatchery is a very interesting place. It's outdoors and the kids can enjoy the tanks of fish in clear water. It is quite a thrill to see fish like this as most kids never get to experience such a thing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leone656
Reviewed 2 February 2019

We visit almost year. It's fun to feed the fish outside, and in the winter, there are about a gazillion vultures roosting about. The personnel inside are always helpful, and the indoor exhibits are really interesting. There are a variety of fish, turtles, snakes (including...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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13 July 2018|
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Response from mikekK4692XW | 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.
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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.