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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
+1 605-642-7730
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Really? Go to a fish hatchery???? Yep! Definately not boring!

We visited the fish hatchery last week and it was a great time. We took the time to feed the fish... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
David H
Lone Rock
Great free attraction

We come here several times a year and it never gets old no matter your age. They sell fish food and... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
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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

Thank David H
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We come here several times a year and it never gets old no matter your age. They sell fish food and the kids love the under water viewing area. There is one pond that the kids can fall into...we have seen it happen so keep...More

Thank saracA1630JT
Reviewed 9 October 2017

For about 20 minutes you can walk around this area and learn a lot about Brown and Rainbow Trout and how they are cared for/ raised in this area. Cool place.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Spearfish Fish Hatchery located in Spearfish South Dakota. Located between spearfish park and spearfish campground. Spearfish Creek runs adjacent to Hatchery. The Hatchery is free to the public with nice facilities and handicapped accessible. A very informative and educational experience. A must see if you...More

Thank mic331
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is much more like a park than the normal Fish Hatchery. The grounds are manicured, there are many things to do - feed the fish, feed the ducks, go through the museum but most interesting is the rail car to carry fish. The volunteer...More

Thank dduck62
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had been to this site about 20 years ago and wanted to go back. We went on a rainy day and found it just as memorable! All volunteers working were very friendly and personable. Very interesting place to see!

Thank mehank
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a highly interesting place. Great historical and educational information. Exciting to watch them round up the big fish.

Thank lottiesnana1
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Enjoyed this trout hatchery! I was surprised at how lovely, clean and entertaining it was on a beautiful September day. Volunteers were friendly and interesting. Great for families as well as seniors.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a neat area off of the huge city park. Incredible amount of beautiful trout. There is a small learning center as well to get an understanding of what the fish hatchery is about. The gift center was very clean and had lots of...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Free parking, free admission. Nice location, adjacent to Spearfish Creek, of course. Gift shop, museum, Booth House, railcar, Yellowstone Boat, and beautiful grounds to explore. Like many things in the Black Hills, most of the buildings are only open during the summer season, mid-May to...More

Thank beeks919
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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