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Address: 7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO
Phone Number: 719/539-6877
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This place is under rated!

Don't go with HUGE expectations, and you will not be disappointed! Come-on, its free and educational! I have three teenagers with my wife and I. We ALL 5 ENJOYED THIS! Sit down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Don't go with HUGE expectations, and you will not be disappointed! Come-on, its free and educational! I have three teenagers with my wife and I. We ALL 5 ENJOYED THIS! Sit down, watch the 10 min video about what they do. Then you get to go out and feed all of the fish for free! Plan a hour. Just enjoy... More 

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Howard, Colorado
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

From little kids to us big kids (63 years old) the Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery is a must tour for locals and out of town visitors. We were met by Bill, volunteer host, and he immediately gave our grandson (3 years old) a container of fish food. He was sold - this is going to be fun!!!!! We walked along... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went with our 2 kids and our friends' 2 kids. Everyone had a great time. They gave us plenty of food to feed the fish and we walked around looking at the various stages, etc. The staff there were very helpful and at the end, we went in and watched what was actually a pretty good video about Colorado... More 

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Denver
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visitor center has a short (about 8 minute) film about Colorado fish hatcheries and the excellent work they do. Volunteer was friendly. They give each visitor a free coffee container of fish food to feed the fish. Fun way to spend an hour and educational too about Colorado fishing. No dogs allowed, but very nearby parking available and a quick... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Having a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and loving fly fishing it was a no brain er. My daughter loved it. We were greeted by a nice Biologist who was originally from the Chicago area. He was very friendly and pointed out the ponds and runs and their explained their mission. Afterwards gave us some food to feed the... More 

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Henderson, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My kids love fish and we always have to check out the hatchery when we are around one. They have a large place with lots of little fish. The staff I spoke with was very friendly and informative.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our large family decided visit the hatchery on our annual vacation to Salida. The video was pretty neat and feeding the trout was fun too. Just don't expect to be there for more than an hour.

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Denver
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Uncrowded on the day we were there in mid-Aug. Video presentation on the history of the hatchery and then the opportunity to tour the rearing ponds and feed the fish. Time well spent for my grandaughters (ages 9 and 11) both for entertainment and educational value.

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

There were two pools of small trout. Not worth visiting, but nearby is a small lake with wonderful views - a good spot for a picnic.

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a large fish hatchery and provides walking on flat ground to view the various fish ponds and concrete fish containers. The hatchery person on duty was just wonderful - gave our granddaughters pails of fish food to scatter to the fish and spent time talking with us about how the hatchery works - he even gave us a... More 

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