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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783
605/642-7730
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Spearfish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Historic Sites
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Mira Loma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I'm not sure how many people visit here, but it is well worth the time and effort. They have restored the home first used by D C Booth--to the way it looked when he and his family lived there--it is beautifully done and well maintained. The hatchery still operates on a limited basis, raising rainbow trout and then handing them... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a oasis and quiet calm understated excellent tourist place. Located right off of city park it is a really well preserved history of US fish hatcheries. It is an at your own pace walking tour with several volunteers to help with the history. Unexpectedly charming and pleasant, calm and under visited location.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We found this small, free local historic site worth our two hour visit. The interpreters were well-versed and most informative and made our self-guided tour educational and interesting. The adjoining public park made a perfect place for a picnic beside the stream.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This unique attraction is located near an amazing public park (wish my town had one as great as this one!). This used to be THE fish hattery and supplied most of the Brown and Rainbow trout in the rivers and streams out west. Today, it is still raising trout, but not as many. I particularly liked the old railcar used... More

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a museum and it is a very pretty place with a lot of fish and history. Very interesting, a surprising gem.

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Dilltown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a fun time feeding the fish and a few ducks that were there too. The whole family enjoyed it. The underwater viewing area wasn't what I'd hoped as it wasn't very clear. Overall though, I certainly recommend.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a free attraction in a great location. The kids loved seeing the ducks, feeding the fish and learning about the history of transporting fish across the U. S. There is park adjacent to the hatchery.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We just loved this place!! It was a great place to stop by and unwind every day. There are so many things to see in the area. You can pay 25¢ for a handful of food, or hit up the gift shop for a little Ziploc bag. It was nice to just sit and feed all the fish. The water... More

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Medicine Hat, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have stayed in this area for many years but until this year haven't taken the time to explore the D.C. Booth Hatchery property. Big mistake! It is fantastic. the tour of the Booth home was very entertaining and informative. The restoration done by the society is very well done and gives you an accurate feeling of what life might... More

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Baker, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great place to take the family. Can feed the fish, see many different sizes and species. There are also ducks and other birds that are more than happy to join in on the feeding ops too. :) And it's free, except the quarter it costs for the food or you can get bags of it at the gift shop. I... More

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