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The Oden State Fish Hatchery

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8258 S Ayr Rd, Alanson, MI 49706-9577
+1 231-347-4689
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We visited this site but missed the tour (so check out the times in advance). Stopped at the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
K_J-Traveling
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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The best part of any trip are the unplanned discoveries. I happened to see a sign for a fish... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
ILuvVBall
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Nebraska
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8258 S Ayr Rd, Alanson, MI 49706-9577
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this site but missed the tour (so check out the times in advance). Stopped at the office and got a quick highlight of the hatchery and a bag of fish food along with a map to the visitor center. Short walk to the...More

Thank K_J-Traveling
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The best part of any trip are the unplanned discoveries. I happened to see a sign for a fish hatchery and thought what the heck, why not. I went on the tour and it was very informative as you see the trout breeding process from...More

Thank ILuvVBall
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The train outside the facility looks weathered but inside is air conditioning and much historical information. The information building also has a lot of learning items for children and adults alike. The underground viewing area is great. What child doesn't like feeding the fish /...More

Thank Shinjin7
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I have been to fish hatcheries before and assumed this would be about the same . . . raceways, feeding, fingerlings to lunkers, etc. There are a few unique attributes about the Oden hatchery. There are paved trails through the woods making it an accessible...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Very interesting tour on how they raise fish in Michigan. Great for adults and children, and the price was the best. It's Free!

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 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
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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
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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
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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.

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