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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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Glad we stopped More than other fish hatcheries. Copy of original transport train very interesting. History of how they captured the eggs. Transported them to th e hatchery and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Baileyh0
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Henrico, Virginia
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Henrico, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad we stopped More than other fish hatcheries. Copy of original transport train very interesting. History of how they captured the eggs. Transported them to th e hatchery and then stocking the streams.

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Hurley, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take older kids. There is a ton of history to learn about, and a few surprises that most people do not know about our state. If the kids start to get board, for a quarter, you can feed fish and watch them jump out of the water.

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Ft. Pierre, SD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was free but we did spend a couple of dollars on fish food. My grandson loved feeding the fish and the ducks. It was beautiful area.

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Thank fragilmystic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free admission, a buck or two for a bag of fish food if you want, and you've got yourself an easy-going half hour to an hour, depending on how much you want to linger and wander around.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for those interested in history to those enjoying fish hatcheries. From the replica of an early Fish Train Car to the Fish Ponds and Fish runways. Parking and Entrance is free. In addition to the hatchery and train fish car, there is the historic Booth home (note; I did not tour the Booth Home).. The volunteers... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised how nice this is for a small town like Spearfish. I went with my two teenagers thinking they would get bored and they had a great time! there is a nice trail that you can go uphill and see a nice view.

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby is an avid fisherman so I felt like a visit was in order. While the hatchery itself is interesting it is the story of DC Booth that is worth the visit.

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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far, this is the best hatchery I have ever visited. It's all part of the Spearfish city parks with a collection of historical buildings, historical fish train car, fish ponds, pathways, feeding platforms & underwater viewing windows. You can buy little bags of fish food from the gift shop and feed the hungry trout! One of the best free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the hatchery and have been there probably three or four times this summer. It is easy to spend a whole day between the hatchery and the city park nearby.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great stop for anyone and everyone. Walkways make for easy walking or pushing strollers. A bridge over the water makes a great place to watch the fish jump out of the water. Historical displays available even when closed make for an educational and enjoyable visit. Well worth the side trip.

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