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“Nice Stop along the way”

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Spearfish
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

The hatchery was a great free stop, the kids loved feeding the fish. the grounds were well kept and a lot of history to read along the way... the park next to the hatchery was very nice. and the creek running along the park kept the kids entertained too.

Thank lincolnmom
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stopped here on a Spearfish stay caction with my 3 year old and 7 year old. I wasn't sure what to expect, I was hoping for at least 10 minutes of diversion. This place was fantastic and we spent at least an hour. The grounds are gorgeous and my kids loved seeing how they used to keep the eggs and hatchlings right in the living room of the original house. There is a replica train car to visit, a little hike to see the resovoir, most importantly you can buy (stinky) fish food and feed the fish and ducks till your hearts content. Don't skip this one thinking it will be a burning history lesson. It's a real gem.

Thank Jrappb
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

When we stopped two years ago it was Saturday evening, and although it was light and we could walk around, most of the features were closed. This time we arrived earlier on a Monday, and were able to visit the Superintendent's house, the Museum and the Gift Shop, as well as see and feed the fish. Since we all like history and some different sights, we all enjoyed it. It is fun to purchase fish food and watch them swim to the food. We also enjoyed the guided tour of the superintendent's house and additional information from the gift shop. There are shaded areas when one can rest and catch a cool breeze. The museum was nice but we were tiring by the time we got there. Did not realize there had been such places; as the fish hatcheries; several were on the East Coast; do not know if they are still active of not. The display of the train car was also excellent, but we had seen it last visit. Spearfish is a pretty town and the whole experience was very nice. There is a small college in Spearfish as well. We spent about two hours there. It could be done in an hour, but I would not recommend allowing less time.

Thank revur41
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had our grandkids with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the Fish Hatchery. There are some nice paths to follow, and a great picnic area, as well as places for family photos.

Thank Montana_Grandma_2
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Have been to Spearfish several times and did not know about this place. What a great place to check out. So much history. The house and museum were very nice. The fish car that was replicated was top notch.

Thank Greg N
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