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“A great activity for kids”

Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum
Ranked #12 of 67 things to do in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The museum is open 7 days a week seasonally only. Starting May 15 through September 15 each year. Monday- Saturday: 10am to 4pm Sunday: 11am to 3pm The hatchery is open year round 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm. Admission is free, however donations are appreciated. Self guided tours of the hatchery are available 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Warwick, New York
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great activity for kids”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

i was surprised how much my 8 year old niece enjoyed the hatchery. Feeding the fish was the highlight. It was the one activity she wanted to do again. Make sure you check out the free museum next store

Visited July 2013
Thank SheBGal
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Cypress, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great view of a ton of fish”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a free attraction in the middle of Durango next to the Animas River. It is quiet, different and scenic for adults and children.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Billy S
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Summerland Key, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful Exhibit & Fabulous Curators!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The wild life exhibit is amazing & feeding the fish in the "raceways" was exiting but the best part was meeting & talking to Tom and Clark. They were so interesting not only about the museum, but gave us helpful information about the town and area. We left there feeling like we made new friends!

Visited May 2013
Thank Debbie B
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Mission Viejo, CA
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The kids loved it”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This isn't a bad place to kill and hour or 2. We stopped here last summer so the kids could stretch their legs, see all the fish and the loved it, especially since you can feed them (for a few dollars). There were plenty of rainbow trout. The "museum" is an older building with some stuffed animals from the area in it. You can walk through it in 10 minutes or so, even if you stop and read some of the information on each animal. This isn't a 'must do' in Durango, but a good way to kill some time if you have an hour or so.

Visited July 2012
Thank jmad3413
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