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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
+1 605-642-7730
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Fascinating

We have been to working fish hatcheries before, but this historical one is especially nice because... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ROCtraveler30
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Great Place

I think most areas have one or two real gems that few people know about. The Booth Fish Hatchery... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Starr S
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Winterset
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
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“fish food” (42 reviews)
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423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
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+1 605-642-7730
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to working fish hatcheries before, but this historical one is especially nice because it has been enhanced for your visiting pleasure. In addition to the typical tanks and ponds of fish, this place has underwater windows where you can watch the big...More

Thank ROCtraveler30
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think most areas have one or two real gems that few people know about. The Booth Fish Hatchery is definitely one of those. We visited it recently and loved the history it contained. The fish that are contained in the old hatcheries are both...More

1  Thank Starr S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice place to spend an hour viewing and feeding the fish and wandering the beautiful grounds. An unexpected gem.

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps a nice way to spend an hour...if you are in the area. Somewhat educational via a self guided tour with signs around to explain. Volunteers very pleasant. They were viewing tanks with trouts at various stages of maturity. Plus a fish train and a...More

Thank Debonthego
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our entire family really enjoyed seeing and feeding the trout. It was one of the most fun things we did in South Dakota. The grounds are really neat as well. A lot of great history there. The trout are the stars of the show and...More

Thank Farmerted3316
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband were just looking for something to do before dinner. Seems appropriate to see fish in Spearfish, right? And it was free so off we went. We were able to see the museum and railroad car before they closed at 6:00 which gave us...More

Thank Betsy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids loved to feed the fish of all different sizes. The hatchery was dog and stroller friendly. Also had a nice museum​ to stroll around after we saw the fish.

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was actually a lot of fun. Go to the gift shop and get a bag of fish food. $1 or $2. Share amongst your party and watch the fish work for it. Go down and see the big ones underwater. Walk around and enjoy....More

Thank Deweyz_123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to feed fish. Took a little hike. Interesting to see and learn about the different types of trout

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great stop on our way out of South Dakota. You walk across a bridge and see a ton of fish. There are machines that will dispense food for a quarter. Don't forget your quarters! Or if you forget your quarters, you have...More

2  Thank morganc324
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How much time is needed to do this place justice? We have a 13 and 15year old with us.
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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