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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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Address: 423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone Number: 605-642-7730
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The Big One's Didn't Get Away!

A great historic fish hatchery with countless rainbow (and some brown) trout from frys to the big ones. Many were in the 5-10 pound class ... larger than I've ever caught! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
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Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A great historic fish hatchery with countless rainbow (and some brown) trout from frys to the big ones. Many were in the 5-10 pound class ... larger than I've ever caught! The Feds want to close it because of costs ... it's a treasure that must be saved!

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is located in the heart of Spearfish and is free (donations appreciated) and educational for the whole family. They have an underground viewing area into the fish tanks. Great for a photo or two. All the information or questions you have can be answered at the hatchery. It is the oldest in the country. Well worth the trip.

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Bismarck ND
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29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was a cool place to see, very historic. Our kids loved the place and they are 3 and 5. There is a park right next to it and it is a great place to go and wear the kids out.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Like taking the children to see the different types of fish.they got a kick out of feeding them. The hat here is close to park to have a picnic.beautiful to lesson to to creek.

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Burlington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Kids love to visit the D. C. Booth Fish Hatchery to watch and feed the fish. Bring quarters to purchase fish food from machines outside of purchase a bag at the gift shop. There is also a wealth of information available at the hatchery and the surrounding landscape is beautiful. A large kid friendly city park is just a short... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Cool to see all of the fish. Beautiful grounds and landscape. Great activity for families with children and free too!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Great preservation and history this non functioning hatchery. Neat to see the rail car, too! Knowledgable and friendly volunteers as well. Take a picnic and enjoy the city park right next door.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We found this little gem after stopping in downtown Spearfish and speaking with a few locals. The amount of information provided by the Hatchery is just incredible. All of the employees take their jobs very seriously and the wealth of knowledge they have is so exciting! Several different areas to explore and learn about fish and the early days of... More 

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Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I am not a fish gal by any means but my son and nephew like to fish so I though why not being them here during our down time while visiting SD. I really enjoyed it so much!! The volunteers are full of information about the history of the hatchery. I take way too much for granted and they taught... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The history here, including the old buildings, the rail car to transport fish, etc. are what sets this fish hatchery apart from your typical fish hatchery. Plus with free admission it is well worth the time to walk around the grounds. Take some time to stop here.

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Address: Address: 423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone Number: 605-642-7730
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Spearfish

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