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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

Address: 423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone Number: 605/642-7730
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Spearfish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums

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Miller
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice. My kids love to go there and feed the fish. There is also and underground view window so you can see the fish swimming. Very nice trail and historical displays. A wonderful city park is right next to it with a great creek and nice picnic areas

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Mankato, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

None of the venues were open when I went there but the hatchery is very interesting nonetheless. Vending machines allow you to feed the fish, and there are some big ones in there. There is no entrance fee. It is quite a treat.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The fish hatchery is a neat place to visit. It is very family oriented and is a great place for anyone really. You get the chance to feed the huge fish and you only have to pay a quarter. There is a nice trail you can walk and learn about the history. It is a place you'll want to take... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

WOW! SO much history and so much fun and it's for FREE! But you really should give and I would encourage everyone to do so. We bought some fish food for a dollar and child had a ton of fun feeding both the big huge trout and the baby trout......many hikes surround this little gem. We also visited the museum,... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Another must see in the Spearfish area. Employees were very friendly and informative and quick to answer all questions. Great place to take kids, even small ones. They can watch the fish from above the ponds or go down a few steps and watch them from an underwater viewing platform.

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Winnipeg
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27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We revisited the hatchery for the first time in a fair number of years. It was disappointing in a way, because only the larger ponds were being used. All the runways were idle and empty. That aside, there are still things to see and do. They have the underwater gallery to see the large trout from a fishes eye view.... More 

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Mira Loma, California, United States
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7 attraction reviews
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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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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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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