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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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Fabulous find!

This fish hatchery is amazing! Admission is free, donations accepted. The trout ponds are fascinating. They have history of the hatchery explained throughout the property. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We all thought this stop was just okay. The grounds are beautiful and it was a good free place to stop and stretch our legs before taking the Spearfish Canyon drive. In fairness, the day we stopped found them short on volunteers so we did not get to see the main museum. However, the main parts of the fish hatchery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This fish hatchery is amazing! Admission is free, donations accepted. The trout ponds are fascinating. They have history of the hatchery explained throughout the property. Very educational and fascinating. Beautiful property. Volunteers do a wonderful job explaining the hatchery. Feeding the fish was so fun!

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Mandan, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We took a short detour on the way to Rapid City. Totally worth it! Our 3 year old loved it. Lots of areas to feed the fish. Do yourself a favor and get a BIG bag of food from the gift shop. Really neat and relaxing to watch the fish and ducks. They go crazy for the food! On the... More 

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Sherwood Park, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Spearfish SD, with the expectation that we would stop for lunch and move on the the Spearfish Canyon drive...what a stumble-across-treasure the DC Booth Fish Hatchery is. Great history within the former Superintendent residence, the museum, the train car that transported the fish-lings etc. One regret...we didn't have our kids and grandson along to feed the fish,... More 

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Bismarck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Growing up, a trip to Spearfish-- always included a trip to the hatchery. I have very fond memories feeding the fish, and spending time exploring with my cousins. Now, whenever in the area, we take our daughter...and she loves it too! The location is beautiful, the kids love feeding the fish, and there is a playground and creek nearby. It... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Quiet cool area with trout at all stages of growth. Lots of historical data plus museum. Wishing I had a fly rod. If you have time you will definitely enjoy especially if children with you.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

They have neat little buildings that are filled with local history and nice statues and the fish hatchery rail car.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There is a lot to see at this quaint fish hatchery - you will most likely learn something as well as getting in a nice walk on a shady trail. You can tour the historic train used to transport fish throughout the region, see the restored home and feed the fish! Nice visit for families with smaller children - it... More 

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Omaha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a fun time feeding the fish and seeing the history on-site. The grounds were pretty peaceful if you are looking for a place to stop and get out of the car for a bit. Make sure you have quarters for food for the fish (or you can buy some inside).

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had fun seeing the variety of trout they have in the various ponds. They also have interesting exhibits, a museum and you can tour the historic home of the original hatchery superintendent. Fun way to spend an afternoon with the kids.

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

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