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History of Fishing Museum

225 N. Wildwood Drive Branson, MO 65616
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History of Fishing Museum
Detail Most people spend about an hour at the museum.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Non-Flash Photography is Permitted
History of Fishing Museum Schedule Schedule
History of Fishing Museum
Hours of Operation:
May
25
Sat
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May
26
Sun
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May
27
Mon
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May
28
Tue
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May
29
Wed
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May
30
Thu
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May
31
Fri
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Jun
1
Sat
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Jun
2
Sun
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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3
Mon
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Tue
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Wed
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Mon
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Very nice room and good customer service. Food is good alsoXYZRyan Keene - Pleasant Hill, Mo

For anglers who are passionate about fishing, the History of Fishing Museum in Branson, MO is a great option on your vacation. The museum contains over forty-thousand artifacts, housing everything from various lures, rods, boats, motors, and more. From some of the most antique fishing pieces to more modern and popular lures, you can see a variety of things to represent the fascinating history of the sport.

See artifacts that date back to Native American and Eskimo eras as well as pre-colonial time periods. This insight into fishing of the past is a unique way to gain an appreciation for the hobby. Whether you have just picked up your first rod or have been a master fisherman for years, this museum is sure to have something to pique your interest.

Just a few of the items that are featured in the collection include:

Skeeter Boat

: This impressive vehicle was the first manufactured Bass Boat. Not only is it the first off the line, but it also is made up of some of the first parts created as well, including production hull #1 and fiberglass #3.

Comstock Flying Helgramite

: Engineered by Edward Comstock, this 1883 model is the first wood plug ever made. Not only does the collection feature the original lure, but it was also used in the court case between Pflueger and Comstock.


Snyder Reel

: This piece from the 1840s is known as the very first casting reel that was manufactured in the U.S. Created by George Snyder, this reel is one of only four in existence. 

Spike Reel

: This piece is from the 1730s and is the first known reel to exist! 

With a variety of coveted pieces, Karl and Beverly White's collection is considered the best in the country. If you are a fishing connoisseur, a trip to this amazing museum is definitely something that should be on your agenda the next time you visit Branson, Missouri. Bring the whole family along and teach the kids what the sport is all about! 

Frequently Asked Questions for History of Fishing Museum:
  • What is included in the admission price for History of Fishing Museum ?
    Includes all of the exhibits.
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at History of Fishing Museum ?
    Visitors spend approximately 1 hour here.
  • Is History of Fishing Museum handicap accessible?
    Yes.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Non-flash photography allowed.
  • For what ages is History of Fishing Museum appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Is parking available at History of Fishing Museum?
    Yes. Parking is free.

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