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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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Address: 423 Hatchery Cir, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
Phone Number: 605-642-7730
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We never really do these kinds of add ons to our trips. But a couple we knew recommended this. We decided to go. Well worth a little bit of time. Especially if you have kids. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We never really do these kinds of add ons to our trips. But a couple we knew recommended this. We decided to go. Well worth a little bit of time. Especially if you have kids. We enjoyed hearing all about the history of the hatchery. A very interesting part of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a very nice place for kids plus its free. Yes it costs for fish food but the smiles from kids faces makes it worth while..

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Thank Matt W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several fish hatcheries in the Black Hills area. This particular one is of historical significance. They only supply 2 worthy causes: native American tribes and the military. They not only have several different types of trout of all sizes but have a pond for retired old guys that live out the rest of their lives in peace with... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting town and history. The kids loved feeding the trout and watching them jump! Great stop for young and old alike!

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids loved feeding the fish! You can purchase fish food there. Walk downstairs to the aquarium-like Windows and see the fish swim. History of the hatchery was really interesting. Grounds are beautiful. Great mix of fun and education in one.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the morw interesting spots in Spearfish. Though I wish I had asked the question ..... what do they do with the very large (10 pounders) trout in the pond? Historical buildings are reproductions but still informative and lovely.

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Thank Carol T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be good for families. Kids would love feeding and looking at all the fish. A couple of museums are located on the property. Lots of different things to look at. There is a park right next to this as well.

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Lead, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish hatchery is fun and factual. Feeding the trout (and ducks) is an experience that kids won't forget. The park is free and it's just a few dollars for some fish food. It's right next to Spearfish park so bring a picnic lunch and plan on spending some time at the park too.

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Hudson, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, this is FREE! Unless you buy some fish food for a quarter. Even if you don't like fish, this place is very interesting, educational & very well maintained. The amount of trout they have in all the different pools/lakes is unbelievable. The underwater viewing area is extraordinary. The fish train is so cool. And bring your lunch... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When people in Spearfish get company, this is where we take them. It is the embodiment of our little town.

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