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National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

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Small But Cool

The albino snapping turtle often shown in the pictures is by far the star of the show but they do... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States
Small but nice

I am one of those people that spends my time in front of the Bass Pro Shop fish tank while others... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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Mar 9, 2018
“Small But Cool”
Jul 9, 2018
“Free aquarium well worth a short visit”
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615 South Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3056
+1 318-352-5324
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Been to Natchitoches several times but this was my first visit to the hatchery. I was very impressed especially with the summer intern who is bubbling over with friendliness and giving us interesting information at each exhibit. Ended up spending an interesting hour here. Will...More

Thank tangojohnDallas
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Saw it advertised and went for a visit. Pleasantly surpised but 30 minutes is sufficient. Its free and under cover

1  Thank Jim2717
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The albino snapping turtle often shown in the pictures is by far the star of the show but they do have a little alligator in a tank with another small turtle. They have some nice fish tanks and some displays of local history. You can...More

Thank JIm162
Reviewed 11 January 2018

The aquarium was small but very informative. Enjoyed seeing all the displays. The little alligator put on quite a show stalking us. The layout of the hatchery looked huge. Would highly suggest to visit the aquarium.

Thank 756rickc
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Everything pecans this is the place. Susan was so nice and we love pecans. Bought some art by James Hunter. A should stop.

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a great place to stop if you are visiting Natchitoches in the summer with kids. It is one room, free, and air conditioned. It is a great way to entertain the kids while learning about local fish and the role of the hatchery.

1  Thank Leslie Z
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This aquarium is one room and 16 tanks. There is no one there over-seeing it. It's an at- your- own- pace place. It's free to get in and there are bathrooms there. We stopped by the national fish hatchery too, but there was nothing to...More

Thank 1Jaybee1
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This attraction is FREE...not many aquariums are free. So definitely a good place to take the kids. My sister goes here all the time. She loves it every time.

2  Thank dkingsleyjr
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I am one of those people that spends my time in front of the Bass Pro Shop fish tank while others shop. I would gladly spend my time observing the mundane habits of the local fishes and reptiles.

1  Thank RLiles
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It is a small educational aquarium and it's free! Open 8 am - 3 pm daily, except holidays. It has several displays about the original indigenous inhabitants, flora, and fauna. The rest of the displays are various reptiles and fish with informational/educational signing. It is...More

Thank Cindy W
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9 July 2018|
Response from Jim2717 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so as its unmanned