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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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Boring...but free

Perhaps a nice way to spend an hour...if you are in the area. Somewhat educational via a self... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Debonthego
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Absolutely wonderful!!!

Our entire family really enjoyed seeing and feeding the trout. It was one of the most fun things... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Farmerted3316
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423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish, SD 57783-2643
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+1 605-642-7730
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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

1  Thank morganc324
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great family outing. Feed the fish. Hike the trails. Learn the history. Great way to spend an afternoon and it's next to a great park!

Thank Bennybaumbaum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family stop with 4 little kids. Awesome display of trout. Educational and interesting. The park nearby is beautiful.

Thank Turny2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's lots to do and see, whether you're a kid, or a kid at heart. We all still enjoy watching fish and some of us really like to learn more about the history of the area. A beautiful setting too.

Thank Renee T
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How much time is needed to do this place justice? We have a 13 and 15year old with us.
7 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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