D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, Spearfish

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Established in 1896, as the Spearfish National Fish Hatchery, to propagate, stock, and establish trout populations in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. Renamed D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in the early 1980's, the facility is still dedicated to fish culture and resource management today.
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  • When you are in Spearfish, be sure to visit the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery. Spend time getting close to the fish and walk through the grounds and historic buildings. Kids will enjoy feeding the ducks an...  more »
  • The history here is amazing. I was not too excited about looking at fish but there is so much more to see here than that. The house is great and the train car was something I never new existed. It is ...  more »
  • My very favorite place to visit in Spearfish. Great for families, couples, or friends. Fun to walk through and see the fish and ducks. Nice little walk and great museum. Right by Spearfish City Park  more »
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  • My husband Todd and I enjoyed our winter's afternoon walk through the fish hatchery. The snow was beautiful on creek banks as we watched the trout swim. I have terminal cancer & my husband is a disabled Desert Storm War Veteran and this is the place where we come to relax & find peace within our hearts.
  • The buildings were closed but the fish were fun to feed and watch.. I recommend taking kids here to feed and watch the fish
  • I enjoyed our visit very much. There is alot of exploring to do. The site is perfect for all ages.
  • This is a very family friendly place to visit. You can feed the fish and look at the many different houses that were on this property from a long time ago. The history you read about it interesting, as well. There is some hills to walk up but many stopping points along the way. The park across the river is a great place for kids to burn some energy and stretch their legs. Over all a truly fun place to get out and enjoy the beauty of this area.
  • Half-planning on stopping here, we're glad we did. An amazing property and so many ponds of fish! Several species of trout from the area are here and can be fed ($1 or $2 bags of food). The docents in the several museums and outdoor exhibits are friendly and knowledgeable and led great tours for us. Well worth the stop!
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