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Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum

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151 E 16th St, Durango, CO 81301-5026
+1 970-247-0855
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Perfect afternoon stop

We were just passing through Durango and looking for something to do for a few hours. This was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Emily L
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
Feed the fish

Lots of pelts to touch and other things to see. The hatchery was so cool. Definitely bring quarters... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lec1727
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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.
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  • Average6%
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“fish food” (12 reviews)
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151 E 16th St, Durango, CO 81301-5026
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+1 970-247-0855
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were just passing through Durango and looking for something to do for a few hours. This was great - the museum wasn't opened but we fed the fish and then walked on the Animas trail along the river. It's free except you need quarters...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of pelts to touch and other things to see. The hatchery was so cool. Definitely bring quarters to feed the fish. Beautiful walk along the river. It's free other than fish food.

Thank lec1727
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish hatchery and wildlife museum is free (donation appreciated). Nice taxidermy examples of native Colorado wildlife. Quite a few touchable pelts. Great place to take kids, educational. You can feed the fish for a quarter outside. Parking is free. Adjacent to Animas Trail so you...More

Thank sarasmom121664
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wildlife exhibit has dozens of taxidermy displays of area wildlife, from elk/bear/mt lion all the way down to chipmunks, and everything in between. The volunteers are very friendly and helpful to explain the habitat and behaviors of the animals. I also enjoyed seeing the...More

Thank VATraveler5588
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The hatchery is a great place to learn about the area and its fishing and stocking of the local waterways. The small wildlife museum is good especially for children. A definite stop while your in Durango.

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy visiting this Fish Hatchery! Parking is free & area is located right along the Animas River. Lovely setting! The paved Animas River Trail is nearby if you want to take a hike! Excellent place for children of all ages... Staff is very friendly...More

Thank ABQJean
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The workers are passionate, knowledgeable and fun. The mounts are unique interactive and informative. It takes about 1 hr and worth every minute!

Thank tmmiddleton
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a great place to visit for an hour in Durango. A couple of things to remember, is that this is a working fish hatchery, and not a primarily a tourist display. It's main purpose is to raise fish with which to stock our...More

Thank dolebludger
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Went here with my family on my last day in Durango. As an avid Angler, I thought this was so neat! It is run by very knowledgeable and friendly volunteer staff! This is a great place to walk around and learn about trout and see...More

Thank Kerri D
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Took our grandson,11. He enjoyed feeding the fish and looking at the exhibits in the museum. Best of all it's free!

Thank janet6686
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Tekcruzer
23 May 2016|
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Response from clark8131 |
no. fingerlings for stocking public waters only. Contact office at the hatchery for your request.
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