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Leadville National Fish Hatchery

#8 of 38 things to do in Leadville Features Animals
2844 Highway 300, Leadville, CO 80461-9751
+1 719-486-0189
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Fun for the family

This is a great place to take kids of all ages (and adults too). It is a working fish hatchery in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Educational and fun stop

Would like more info on the kiosk outside about how the fish are released, etc but seeing the tanks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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2844 Highway 300, Leadville, CO 80461-9751
+1 719-486-0189
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to take kids of all ages (and adults too). It is a working fish hatchery in the middles of a beautiful forest. The kids will love seeing the various holding ponds full of fish ranging from the tiniest fry to...More

Thank DenverTraveler43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would like more info on the kiosk outside about how the fish are released, etc but seeing the tanks and feeding the rainbow trout was fantastic.

Thank Stargazer2017
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Had a great time feeding the "BIG" fish in the show pond and touring the hatchery facility. Picnic tables make it an ideal place to spend great time outside with the familyQ

Thank Tennesseepasskid
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing all the different life stages of the fish. Feeding them was fun. The grandkids would have loved seeing all the fish and feeding them. Good stop for families with kids.

Thank Gaylan M
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped when the office was closed, but you can still view the tanks and feed the fish. Kids enjoyed it.

Thank Becca_6737
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our party included a 5 yr old and a 2 yr old. They loved feeding the fish and just watching the fish. Plus there is a nice nature trail with about a 1 mile hike on level ground that the kids did pretty good on....More

Thank Joe_S_Caja
Reviewed 2 August 2016

There is a small but nice information center/museum that gives the history of the hatchery. You can view the fish inside the building and outside in the holding tanks. Fish food is available to purchase for a quarter. My son enjoyed throwing the food in...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We only spent a little time at he hatchery looking at the baby trout and feeding the big ones because the tour was closed at the time. My review is mostly of the nature trail that starts right at the hatchery. It's a short up-and-down...More

1  Thank readingrose77
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This a fun experience if you like fish. They have different tanks with different sizes and the small pool area has large fish you can feed. We happened to be there when the fish were being fed and that was awesome as hundreds of fish...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Interesting looking at the fish in the tanks. fun to feed. You can also take a trail and hike in the hills. One trail was one mile long and identified the different plants and trees, not only good exercise but also educational.

Thank one49er
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