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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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423 Hatchery Cir, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
+1 605-642-7730
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Feed the fish, learn about the history

Our kids loved feeding the fish and viewing from the underground viewing window. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SBS20001
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Fun and Free

A fun place to visit, see and feed the fish, and learn how trout were produced and introduced into... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew M
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Denver, Colorado
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423 Hatchery Cir, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
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+1 605-642-7730
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"free attraction"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids loved feeding the fish and viewing from the underground viewing window. The museum explaining the history of the hatchery is worth a visit too. It's amazing to learn just how many fish were hatched from this facility in years gone by.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place to visit, see and feed the fish, and learn how trout were produced and introduced into the Black Hills. There is a fish house, a fish rail care, an underwater viewing area, and much more. Great place if you have kids!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spearfish was the halfway point on our drive to Devils Tower, at the hatchery was the perfect place to stretch our legs. The grownups liked the short informative video in the museum. Our 7 and 9 year olds enjoyed feeding the trout, completing the scavenger...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids loved this stop, we didn't spend lots of time, but fed the fish and took brief tour. The best part was the picnic we had at the great city park next door. It was so hot and the stream was perfect for the kids...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its free, easy and fun. There was an informative tour, a cool little scavenger hunt for kids, and it was fun for everyone to feed the ducks and fish.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on Saturday July 14 as this is a free attraction and was advised to stop and take a look . Very hot out so we didn’t check out everything but glad we stopped

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is located next to the most lovely city park! It has a couple small museums and different areas with fish ponds. There are a few short hikes starting on the grounds of the hatchery. Lots of fun for kids, as they can feed...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved feeding the fish, the downstairs viewing room, the museum, Booth house and train car. Of course the baby ducks were cute and the kids loved feeding them. Definitely worth spending a couple hours going thru. The volunteers who work here are absolutely fantastic.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with the wife and kids and we all loved it. Great place to see fishes up close and personal and a lot of history involved in this place. Spent $2 on fish food for the kids and they enjoyed watching the fish splash and...More

Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was NOT on my itinerary (or even on my radar) when we planned our visit to Spearfish. We ran into another couple in the campground we were staying at who recommended it to us. I had seen the signs around town, and my son...More

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scuba-dreams-2
7 July 2015|
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Response from anru7695 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with one to two hours, depending on interest level. If you feed the fish, pop inside a couple of buildings, read posted signs, and walk an outer nature trail or two, you could do it in an hour with a couple teens, or... More
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