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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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See fish as they are grown to be released

The hatchery is a very interesting place. It's outdoors and the kids can enjoy the tanks of fish in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, Missouri
Educational, and fun. Always something to see, including the live 2-headed snake!

We visit almost year. It's fun to feed the fish outside, and in the winter, there are about a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara M
Springfield, Missouri
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483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
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All reviews fish food trout bring quarters loved feeding the fish free fun free activity holding tanks various stages short film table rock dam visitor center educational experience learn how lake taneycomo all ages walk around great for kids
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing we noticed when we went into the main hall was the snakes. The size of the copperhead surprised me, the color and size of the rattlesnake made me take notice and the moccasin made me realize they are this far north. All...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Terry D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place our family has returned to for many years. Educational and impressive and doesn't cost anything unless you want to buy fish food. We do buy the food, just to see all those fish swirling around. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly...they even...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank J. C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great free attraction for the whole family! Educational and interesting. Worth the visit! You can not beat free!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

Not only was the fish hatchery impressive, but the visitor's center was a wealth of info with great displays and some fun live critters.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

Talk about local and sustainability! This is a must stop if you like the outdoors, are with kids or just want to spend an interesting afternoon. Take the time to stop at the hatchery and see how feeds all of the local lakes for sport...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Leigh K
Reviewed 1 January 2019

This is a great, free place to visit. You can pay 25 cents to get fish food. We bring paper cups and spend a few dollars to feed fish. If you like fish, it is worth the side trip! The visitor center is small, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank The-Travelin-DC
Reviewed 25 December 2018

By far the one unqiue location in Branson. Learn about how fish are raised and transported all over midwet to stock areas for fisherman to catch trout. See fish from eggs to massive 20 pound. Feed the fish and se nature in its best.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank hesseefamily
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13 July 2018|
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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.
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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.