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“Great place to take your kids!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place to take your kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our kids had a blast feeding the fish and learning about how fish hatchery's help the fish population. The grounds of the hatchery are beautiful.

Visited July 2013
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Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
“One of our favorite places.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I usually spend a couple of weeks in Spearfish each summer with my daughter and granddaughters. We spend a lot of time at the Booth Fish Hatchery feeding the fish and ducks and just watching their antics. Such a lot of fun for all ages.

Visited July 2013
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great little community park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery is located right off downtown Spearfish, South Dakota. Great little park to relax, and maybe a deer will wander through. This is still a working fish hatchery, but I signed a petition when I was there as the government is attempting to close it down to to funding issues. Let's hope this doesn't happen.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Not the Usual Fish Hatchery.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Normally this is not something we would have been interested in, but decided to give it a shot. Boy were we ever surprised. The Hatchery is in a beautiful park, with different size ponds where you can feed the fish, beautiful grounds and statues. There is also a small gift shop. If you have children they will get a kick out of feeding the fish. The gift shop sells a large bag of fish food for about $2.00. It was interesting and just a nice place to take a leisure stroll.

Visited September 2013
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Urbandale, IA
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Great place to visit I find it to be real tragic that they may be closing it along with the beautiful park next to it. It has changed much from the last time I visited it as a child. Would be sad to lose such a piece of history! If it closes there would be no reason to visit Spearfish.....they already lost the Passion Play!

Visited September 2013
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