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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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Great view and awesome picture opportunities

Loved the trail and enjoyed the view while there for only a short time. Would recommend this place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peggy P
Rochester, New York
via mobile
Fun, Quick, Off Beat Activity

We, off the cuff, heard about the fish hatchery. With a handful of quarters we spent about 30... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brad J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
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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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151 E 16th St, Durango, CO 81301-5026
+1 970-247-0855
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the trail and enjoyed the view while there for only a short time. Would recommend this place to stop and see when in Durango.

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We, off the cuff, heard about the fish hatchery. With a handful of quarters we spent about 30 minutes waking up and down the rows of fish. Bring quarters, bring a cup or something to hold the fish food.

Thank Brad J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stop to learn about local wildlife, especially good for young preteens. Feed the hatchery fish while you're there!

Thank Sherry R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great short stop with kids. They can feed the fish and check out the informative wildlife museum to learn about local wildlife.

Thank Animasrio
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Feed the fish, and look at awesome animals inside the little museum. Great for something quick to do off the river trail

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 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 13 September 2017 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 11 September 2017 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 4 September 2017

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
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Violet G
9 December 2017|
Response from Leland F | Property representative |
The Hatchery is open all year round. The Wildlife Museum is only open from May to September. Thank you for your inquiry.
22 May 2016|
Response from clark8131 |
no. fingerlings for stocking public waters only. Contact office at the hatchery for your request.