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Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum

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Address: 151 E 16th St, Durango, CO 81301-5026
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+1 970-247-0855

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Fun thing to do with a kid while in town

Museum is closed until May, but you can still bring quarters and buy fish food and feed the fish. My 4.5 year old loved it! Its a quick visit but fun for little ones.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum is closed until May, but you can still bring quarters and buy fish food and feed the fish. My 4.5 year old loved it! Its a quick visit but fun for little ones.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The small museum is packed with information, then you can walk outside to the huge fish tanks. It is fun to be able to feed the fish and gauge how quick their reactions are . This is not a long visit but it is worth it.

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Our grandchildren have to go here to feed the fish every time they visit. It also has a nice little museum with a wealth of info about the flora and fauna in the area. Speaking of fauna, there is often a doe with fauns hanging around.

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Thank MarieHouston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had a great day, last Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, with great grandkids, from Denver, Co. They just love the Ffsh Hatchery! They got to feed the fish and watch the fish following them, up and down, the waterways. this is a great attraction, for the children, and adults, alike. What a treat, to have the Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum,... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

What a fun place to visit and see the fish hatchery - even if it was too late in the season to see the museum. A real education to watch how they are raising the fish to eventually seed the rivers and lakes. Several different "pools" and tanks that you can just walk around. Also don't miss the walking bridge... More 

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Thank pasowine
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

as a fisherman it is always good to see what is being done to maintain the viabilty of the resources that make up so much of our natural enviroments and the beautiful gifts thst nature bestows upon us

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Thank SinCityBob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It was closed the day we visited - no staff on hand. But we were able to walk by the hatchery ponds and buy food to feed the fish. Lots of very hungry fish. Awesome! There are signs and info about the hatching process. Very informative.

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Thank Suzette M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by a week too late and found out the museum closed September 15. We were still able to see the fishery, walk around and feed the fish. Nice visit but little hard to find since the street had no sign.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It was a nice museum. They had a short video on the hatchery and was really informative. The older gentleman who was running the museum had a lot of information as well

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Thank Miranda M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Always a fun stop with the kids... Bring quarters to feed the fish! Walk the river trail or watch the train a good spot for all of it!

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