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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Grandson love it.

Took my grandson for the first time and he did not want to leave. After we left that’s all he... read more

Reviewed yesterday
James D
via mobile
Like some kinds of fish, we always go back

We always go back. I take a pocketful of quarters for the fish food machines and hand them out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John F
Pittsburg, Kansas
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483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616-8971
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took my grandson for the first time and he did not want to leave. After we left that’s all he talked about. He picked up a lot more information than I thought he would. Great learning experience.

Thank James D
Reviewed yesterday

We always go back. I take a pocketful of quarters for the fish food machines and hand them out before we go off in different directions to feed the fish. After a while the heat chases us indoors where informative rangers share stories and point...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a tour of the hatchery in between shows at Branson. We thought it was very informative and learned a few things about fish we didn't know. I think it's a good place for people to stop by and visit. There is no fee...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was pretty warm the day we were there but it was interesting. The kids enjoyed it until they got hot. They really liked feeding the fish and watching them all come to the top of the water. It was different than our usual stops...More

Thank K1436YZsandram
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to Branson this weekend with five teenagers. We Tour the fish hatchery. Kept them entertained for hours. It's amazing what they are doing there to help restore and control the fish population. The best part was it was free.

Thank valerielee55
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shepherd of the Hills fish hatchery is about 60 years old, and provides fish for Lake Taneycomo. At this point of the year, they have enough fish to stock for the remainder of this year, and 1/2 of next year. The hatchery is open...More

Thank nearmiss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve gone to other fish hatcheries but this one is above and beyond. There’s a room with many live animals to view, from snakes to turtles to lizards, and there are quite a few informative displays. They also play a short film about the hatchery...More

Thank miscellani
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family enjoyed walking around at the hatchery and hearing the facts about trout and other animals we enjoyed it so much we took friends when they were visiting

Thank camochick1984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learn if fish conservation and see the actual process in person. Great entertainment for the kids as the squeal with delight feeding the fish in the various pens. Family friendly and free. Nice way to stretch out your legs and not have to spend any...More

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Feed the trout take a look at all kinds of turtles and snakes inside of game and fish building.great place for a homeschool trip too. Great for all ages!

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Matthew I
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
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29 June 2018|
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Response from Chip144 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the whole area where the fish are is flat.
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.