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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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423 Hatchery Cir, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
+1 605-642-7730
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A real GEM!

This was one of the surprising highlights of my trip to South Dakota. I'm not into fishing, but I... read more

Reviewed today
bobca1947
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Worth a visit

A great deal of information is available here. Favorite part was feeding the fish and the... read more

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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“train car” (27 reviews)
“fish” (188 reviews)
“gift shop” (41 reviews)
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423 Hatchery Cir, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
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+1 605-642-7730
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"train car"
in 27 reviews
"fish"
in 188 reviews
"gift shop"
in 41 reviews
"free attraction"
in 15 reviews
"city park"
in 21 reviews
"underwater viewing area"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 9 reviews
"interesting place"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 20 reviews
"historic house"
in 5 reviews
"big ones"
in 4 reviews
"great place to take the kids"
in 4 reviews
"fingerlings"
in 4 reviews
"rainbow trout"
in 6 reviews
"great stop"
in 11 reviews
"kids love"
in 8 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed today

This was one of the surprising highlights of my trip to South Dakota. I'm not into fishing, but I was quite impressed by this historic site. There is plenty to see and do. There are two underwater viewing windows where you could see the fish...More

Thank bobca1947
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Reviewed yesterday

A great deal of information is available here. Favorite part was feeding the fish and the underground viewing area. The train car is also great to see,

Thank razzette61
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was initially reluctant to visit this place - what a mistake that would have been. Interesting, historical and yes, even fun that the whole family can enjoy. My son loved feeding the fish, finding the hidden pictures and the old train car. Beautiful setting.

Thank RockyMtnSojourner124
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The website said dawn to dusk for its hours which we thought was a little ambiguous, but had some free time late afternoon/early evening so decided to go see if it was open. We arrived around 5 and luckily it was open until 6. We...More

Thank TwinkieMomma
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is set in a beautiful spot with some great viewing options for really large fish including underwater viewing area. I have no idea why it is such fun to throw fish food into the ponds and see hundreds of fish rush to get it,...More

Thank AmericanInCH
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Our grandson has been in love with this place since he could walk. We always buy a little of the fish food in the cute little gift shop. A beautiful place to relax and visit the fish and ducks. Historical buildings, train cars and more...More

1  Thank Birdtreemom
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

When you are in Spearfish, be sure to visit the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery. Spend time getting close to the fish and walk through the grounds and historic buildings. Kids will enjoy feeding the ducks and fish and climbing on the old trains.

Thank Virginia S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The history here is amazing. I was not too excited about looking at fish but there is so much more to see here than that. The house is great and the train car was something I never new existed. It is amazing to learn how...More

1  Thank Tina T
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My very favorite place to visit in Spearfish. Great for families, couples, or friends. Fun to walk through and see the fish and ducks. Nice little walk and great museum. Right by Spearfish City Park

Thank Mary O
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We visited the fish hatchery last week and it was a great time. We took the time to feed the fish and go down underground to view the fish underwater. We walked the grounds of the hatchery which are beautiful and learned a few things...More

1  Thank David H
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8 July 2015|
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Response from anru7695 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with one to two hours, depending on interest level. If you feed the fish, pop inside a couple of buildings, read posted signs, and walk an outer nature trail or two, you could do it in an hour with a couple teens, or... More
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