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The Oden State Fish Hatchery

#1 of 4 things to do in Alanson Features Animals
8258 S Ayr Rd, Alanson, MI 49706-9577
+1 231-347-4689
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Beautiful and Special

When visiting the Petoskey area please try to get to this special place. It is free and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David K
Toronto, Canada
Great fun

Great place for kids of all ages to see some large fish. Feeding the fish was the highlight of our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert T
Hillman, Michigan
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8258 S Ayr Rd, Alanson, MI 49706-9577
+1 231-347-4689
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Reviewed yesterday

When visiting the Petoskey area please try to get to this special place. It is free and the grounds are a little piece of Paradise. Great place for children and all ages. Visit the fish ponds where for twenty-five cents you can feed the huge...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for kids of all ages to see some large fish. Feeding the fish was the highlight of our visit.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We've been here many times over the years . We've walked the trails and visited the fish tanks. It's fascinating. Make sure you get some fish food to feed the trout!

Thank Katy P
Reviewed 9 July 2017

There are actually two things you can experience here. The new Oden State Fish Hatchery on South Ary Road, and the Michigan Fisheries Visitors Center on US-31 . They are actually on the same grounds, but you access them from different roads. We decided to...More

Thank kmc11_11
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Walking through the woods early in the morning on a nice paved path... listening to the birds singing. Truly magical ... we went when the museum was closed. Make sure you bring some bread to feed to the fishes in the ponds.

1  Thank F1785VRjamesh
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We come here often to enjoy nature on a paved trail. We follow the directions marked on the paved paths that lead to a wheelchair accessible glass viewing station where you can see a side view of the river. You can see layers of dirt,...More

Thank TheBestCeleste
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went there twice with our 2 sets of school age grandchildren. Each time the rangers were amazing. The second time we went to the back entrance and happened to get there right at 11 AM for a tour of the actual hatchery usually closed...More

Thank work-to-travelMI
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Brought our grandson here and we had a great time. We took lots of quarters for buying fish food-the highlight of the trip-feeding the fish. This is such a well maintained place with great staff and right off the biking trail if you ride from...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Rainbows, Browns and Brook Trouts come from here. This is a fun walk where you can see live fish in a walk in fish tank along the flowing river. Pretty cool with walk out decks, brand new, to get right out into the ponds where...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the rail car and then our walk to see the fish ponds. Felt like a kid feeding the fish and loved the viewing station to see the fish in the stream under water!! Great time and even our puppy enjoyed the walk too!!

Thank whatagreatlife
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