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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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Very nice and alot larger than it looks at first. Our grandson loved feeding the fish and ducks... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tallahassee, Florida
A quick stop, great for kids

parking is a bit limited in the actual lot, but there's expansive parking across the street... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Haven, CT
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423 Hatchery Cir, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice and alot larger than it looks at first. Our grandson loved feeding the fish and ducks. Recommend if in the area

Thank wolfgirlFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

parking is a bit limited in the actual lot, but there's expansive parking across the street presumably for the city park next door. not much going on in the raceways, but plenty of adult fish in the ponds, you might even see a family of...More

Thank huangj02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here before but never wandered into the museum at the back of the property. Plus short climb up the hill and you actually come to a "fish Cemetery". Who would have thought??

Thank Henry D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stopped here for the 2nd time. We enjoyed it so much 2 years ago when we were in the area that we decided to go again. It is so interesting and the volunteers that work there are so knowledgeable. Be sure to tour...More

Thank Dml0616
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon read their brochure at a rest stop we decided to stop. Wow, we were just blown away with the sheer amount of information that was provided throughout the complex. Feeding the fish was quite entertaining and the staff was so very friendly and informative....More

Thank porkchops86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG, if you are in the area, please do not miss stopping by this place, even if just to view the trout. It is so interesting and I wish I could have taken in much more but ran out of time.

Thank Lorrie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is free to visit and you, but you can buy food to feed the fish. They have quarter machines outside, or you can buy bags of food in the shop for $1 or $2. Definitely worth it! The grounds are beautiful and the...More

Thank stkatravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting observing the trout in the various pools at the hatchery. Some really large breeders. Would love to run into some of these trout while fly fishing.

Thank EdfromTampa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up walking the Hatchery because we stopped to picnic at the park right by it. So we had zero expectations. the place does a great job capturing some of the local history and has some nice exhibits and beautiful grounds. I would highly...More

Thank trilete
Reviewed August 15, 2018

You know how sometimes when you go on a road trip, almost end up somewhere by accident, but you check it out anyway, and it turns out to be one of the best parts of the trip? Well, that happened to us at the DC...More

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July 7, 2015|
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Response from anru7695 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with one to two hours, depending on interest level. If you feed the fish, pop inside a couple of buildings, read posted signs, and walk an outer nature trail or two, you could do it in an hour with a couple teens, or... More