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Address: 7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO
Phone Number: 719/539-6877

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Great for kids, fun for the parents too

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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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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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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USA
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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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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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Montrose, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Although we visited at a time when it's just as the 2013 season is ending, we still were treated to a most informative little talk from one of the staff as well as seeing a short video on the history and functions of the hatchery. Our group of 16 senior folks got a big kick out of feeding the fish... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The price was right, Free. the staff was awesome and very informative. Well worth the drive over! the kids will enjoy feeding the fish.

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Address: 7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO
Phone Number: 719/539-6877
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida

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