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Address: 34270 County Road 652, Mattawan, MI 49071-8756
Phone Number: +1 269-668-2696
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Perfect place to spend the day

Great place to wall the dog or the kids around. Pretty interesting how the while thing works. Have some good informative learning areas for adults and kids. Hopefully you'll... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
Patrick D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to wall the dog or the kids around. Pretty interesting how the while thing works. Have some good informative learning areas for adults and kids. Hopefully you'll get to see one of the huge sturgeon that live in the ponds there. There is a fish feeding area that is pretty fun also.

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Thank Patrick D
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We spent the afternoon touring the fish hatchery. We had a tour guide (Derek), who was very educational and interactive with the children in the group. The hatchery has a self guided museum tour of the history of fish stocking, and guided tours of the various stages of the fish breeding/stocking operation. The hatchery has extensive grounds and a large... More 

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Thank Thomas S
Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Always a fun place to go. Grounds are nice to walk. Showcase ponds are fun for all ages. Great interpretive center and tours. Check their website for activities. They do at times have free fishing for kids. You always have to see the large sturgeon in the showcase pond.

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1 Thank portagemomofthree
Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

We went here with our son in the Fall of 2014. It is a great place for children to learn about fish and the operation of the hatchery. In addition they love feeding the fish located just outside of the welcome center. The highlight for me though are all of the trails that go by the various ponds at the... More 

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Thank Todd B
USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

This place was very neat if you're interested in the outdoors and are into our lakes streams and rivers in Michigan. The kids loved it I wish I check the schedule ahead of time and had been here for one of the tours or for the open fishing check the website

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Thank fraink
Middle Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We have been to several fish hatcheries, but this is the best one. We arrived just in time for a guided tour of the facility which was very educational. I highly recommend this place for a visit.

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1 Thank TravelGrandma10
Paw Paw, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

While this is a great place for kids to go and see the hatchlings and how fish grow it is also a great resource for lake residents who have questions about what may be affecting their lake. Years ago we used the resource to identify eurasion milfoil which is a very dangerous weed.

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1 Thank Susan E
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

What a fun family place to visit, been in Kalamazoo for 20 years and never knew about this hidden treasure

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

Learned stuff. Kids enjoyed. Lots of fish. Out a ways out of town, but on the way to Lake Michigan. West of Kalamazoo.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

Wonderful place for the entire family. The kids will love the exhibits and feeding the fish. Adults will enjoy talking with the knowlegeable staff and the beautiful outdoor ambiance.

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