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Address: 7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO 81201-9455
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+1 719-539-6877

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Glad we went. Educational video, free site, and got to leisurely feed the fish! Nice break from driving or being in the heat. We did it over our honeymoon!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 9, 2016
Ana G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Glad we went. Educational video, free site, and got to leisurely feed the fish! Nice break from driving or being in the heat. We did it over our honeymoon!

Thank Ana G
Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Someone was there to explain the procedure. Have been to several hatcheries and this one was pretty small. Enjoyable. Think younger children would be fascinated. The host gave us a can of fish food which really made it fun.

Thank WacoLin
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

My husband had never been to a fish hatchery so he wasn't sure why I was so excited about going, but now he is equally enthusiastic about the experience. When I was a child, feeding the fish was a highlight of visiting a nearby hatchery. Well, that's still a highlight, but we enjoyed learning more about the stocking of lakes... More 

Thank Kathleen V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This place was great it was clean and not crowded. We watched a 10 minute video and fed swarms of fish. Tanks were clean. It was really great to see how the state government can support so much around Colorado. While this was only a 30 minute stop for us it was certainly a memorable experience.

Thank Kevin S
Burleson, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Very cool to see how the hatchery works. It was fun feeding the fish and seeing their different sizes.

Thank sjostan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

So fun!!! And free 🤗 1 year old and 3 year old were in heaven - cool for adults too! I would highly recommend this for a fun family outing while visiting salida!

Thank Josh F
Dorchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

In season has guides to talk about work of hatchery and walk you around various ponds with fish of various sizes. Lots of information and kids love watching fish run. Guides provide some of fish food so kids can feed. Good time had by all. Avoid hot part of day as can be very hot in open while walking around.

Thank Betty T
Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

very interesting place my wife and I loved it kids will like it very much fish love to be fed video they show is very interesting staff very friendly and answers ant questions you may have

1 Thank 729geraldk
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

Don't go with HUGE expectations, and you will not be disappointed! Come-on, its free and educational! I have three teenagers with my wife and I. We ALL 5 ENJOYED THIS! Sit down, watch the 10 min video about what they do. Then you get to go out and feed all of the fish for free! Plan a hour. Just enjoy... More 

Thank Richard S
Howard, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

From little kids to us big kids (63 years old) the Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery is a must tour for locals and out of town visitors. We were met by Bill, volunteer host, and he immediately gave our grandson (3 years old) a container of fish food. He was sold - this is going to be fun!!!!! We walked along... More 

1 Thank Mark G

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