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National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

#8 of 14 things to do in Natchitoches Features Animals
615 South Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3056
+1 318-352-5324
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Very small Between average and poor

This aquarium is one room and 16 tanks. There is no one there over-seeing it. It's an at- your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newport News, Virginia
Can't Beat it for free!

This attraction is FREE...not many aquariums are free. So definitely a good place to take the kids... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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7 Mar 2017
“Small but nice”
18 Feb 2017
“Nation Fish Hatchery Aquarium ”
615 South Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3056
+1 318-352-5324
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a small place, but is very interesting. It has a small series of aquariums that have various fishes and explains the purpose of the hatchery. We also looked at the various hatchery ponds and were given a brief guide by one of the...More

1  Thank DennisBTR
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We thought we would see more of the facility, but the little visitor area with several aquariums is all that is open. Take a few minutes to look at the fish.

Thank pwstin
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This place was fun for the kids but not as awesome as I had hoped. The sharks are small and parking is expensive! Doesn't compare to the Audobon zoo.

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 28 January 2016

At this time of year we had the place to ourselves. We enjoyed seeing at reading about the different species of fish. Kids of all ages should enjoy this attraction.

Thank jbryantroberts
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I have been coming here for years but lately there are more exhibits in the tanks than fish. I love that the kids have a place in natchitoches to go but wish they would have more to look at.

Thank Kabuki81
Reviewed 20 July 2013

According to the hours this was supposed to be open, but it was closed up on Friday afternoon. It wasn't a far drive, so not a big deal. I would suggest calling ahead. Happy travels!

2  Thank MikeandCarrie
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