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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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Address: 423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
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An educational, historic site.

D.C. Booth Hatchery is a fun place to visit, having a below-ground window view into the large fish pond, and food available to feed ducks and fish. Also, there are historic train... read more

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Whitewood, South Dakota
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Whitewood, South Dakota
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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

D.C. Booth Hatchery is a fun place to visit, having a below-ground window view into the large fish pond, and food available to feed ducks and fish. Also, there are historic train cars that used to haul baby fish across the country for stocking; a well-informed guide explains the car and its history. You can also tour the historic house... More 

Thank nanabyers47
Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very beautiful. Fun to see HUGE trout. Well cared for buildings and grounds. The only reason I knocked it down a notch is because the buildings and gift shop were closed. But to cut them some slack, it was before Memorial Day.

Thank travelerH9884NN
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

Traveling in the northern Black Hills, perfect afternoon stop for families and individuals. Historic location with original structures and fish ponds. Feed the fish, hike the area, relaxing entertainment.

Spearfish, South Dakota
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

I grew up with the excitement of going to the fish hatchery and to see all the fish and I'm pleased to pass this on to my children! It is a wonderful place to visit plus it's free of charge and I hope always remains here!!

Thank MarcyBro
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

This jewel is full of surprises! A historic house, a museum, walking paths, underwater trout viewing, a historic railway car just for transporting fish, a beautiful creek. It is adjacent to the city campground and one of the most beautiful parks around. Not to be missed! Great for families.

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Finger Lakes, New York
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Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

We recently went to this fish hatchery even though we knew the exhibits were closed. To see all of the trout, from little guys to fully grown ones was really quite amazing. There are story boards throughout the grounds that gave us more than enough information to know what goes on here as well as its history. The fish hatchery... More 

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harrisburg, PA
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

I enjoyed seeing the fish, especially when they were jumping out of the water to beat the others to food being tossed in. The second pool was full of enormous fish and they could be seen from the below-ground window. Unfortunately, at the end of September, the buildings were all locked up so I couldn't go inside or see any... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Tour by foot at your leisure while absorbing history of the hatchery as it was in its heyday. Still an inviting and restful location.

Thank Barbara43323
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Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by in the morning during the middle of the week. It was very quiet and not a lot of people were around. It was the off season, so all the buildings were closed, but we got nice views of the fish and the water was so clean and clear! There's a couple of short trails with overlooks that... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Been to hatcheries in NY before, this place was beautiful! And had a lot of cool features for viewing trout. Trout seem to be the only fish there. Grounds are pretty! Wedding photos were being done during our visit. And for free! I would have paid admission for this, $5 dollars would be very appropriate fee given all the maintaining... More 

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