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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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Address: 423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone Number: 605-642-7730
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Historic and beautiful

This was our favorite stop on our trip. Beautiful restored fish hatchery. We collect antiques, and loved going through the buildings. Come and feed the fish and ducks for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our favorite stop on our trip. Beautiful restored fish hatchery. We collect antiques, and loved going through the buildings. Come and feed the fish and ducks for a relaxing afternoon.

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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW! Looking at and feeding the Trout was very fun for our 2 children. We went at 10 am on Tuesday nothing was open yet. zSaid they open at 9am. So we just walked around the grounds, very beautiful. It is all about feeding the fish though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great addition to a family trip in the Black Hills. Our kids, 10(girl) & 8 (boy) both loved it and wanted to go everyday.

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Custer, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved watching and feeding the fish. We found that each of us found something neat to learn about, young and old. There is a little bit of walking to tour the whole facility, but it is not a rushed walk and you can take your time with places to sit along the way. Neat to see the way things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family visits Spearfish almost every summer and the hatchery is a "must stop". Our 3 kids love the nearby playground, the perfect creek and grassy area to picnic, and definitely feeding all the fish (and ducks). We have toured the historic home on site and it was worth seeing. We also enjoy the little hiking trails around the perimeter... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent historical walking tour. It opened in 1899. I always thought streams, ponds and rivers in the west had fish in them. Not so. Many were deplete of eatable fish. This fish hatchery delivered millions of fish to the needed areas. The fish were loaded in containers and put on fish train cars. There is replica on... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hatchery is loved by one and all here in Spearfish and many tourist. To see where fish are actually raised to stock man lakes is interesting and the are many other attraction to see there as well. I enjoy visiting this place all the time as it is located next to Spearfish park where you can picnic and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been here since I was a little kid. I was in town for the half marathon on Saturday the 9th, so I thought I would stop by and check it out. My nephew came with who had never been there. There has been some nice updates to the buildings and grounds and it is a very neat place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderfully informative sight to visit. We learned a lot about the history of the area, as well as improving our knowledge about fish & our ecosystem. Kids will really enjoy feeding the fish.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started out here thinking we would only be here a short while but the kids loved it and there was actually a bit to explore. We ended up staying most of the afternoon feeding the fish and learning about the hatchery, it's history and the history of all fish hatcheries in general. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and seemed... More 

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