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Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum

#12 of 67 things to do in Durango Features Animals
151 E 16th St, Durango, CO 81301-5026
+1 970-247-0855
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Spur of the moment trip..glad it wasn't missed

Went here with my family on my last day in Durango. As an avid Angler, I thought this was so neat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kerri D
Great spot to take children

Took our grandson,11. He enjoyed feeding the fish and looking at the exhibits in the museum. Best... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 3 days ago

Went here with my family on my last day in Durango. As an avid Angler, I thought this was so neat! It is run by very knowledgeable and friendly volunteer staff! This is a great place to walk around and learn about trout and see...More

Thank Kerri D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took our grandson,11. He enjoyed feeding the fish and looking at the exhibits in the museum. Best of all it's free!

Thank janet6686
Reviewed 5 days ago

A larger group of us (ages 8 to 74) arrived on Sunday at 10 am and were briefly disappointed to see that the museum did not open until 11. Then we ended up happily just exploring the outdoor area and feeding the fishes and before...More

Thank leegirls
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was incredibly well done. We spent about an hour here one morning, between walking around the fish hatchery and then through the nature center. Great to be able to see some of the local wildlife close up and the volunteers were great.

Thank 2NittanyLions
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a little out of the way, so keep a lookout if you want to visit. We enjoyed the stuffed animals and the ranger working was informative. The kids had fun feeding the fishes. The kids also had fun playing pokemon go because...More

Thank Shariesse N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun stop for kids to feed the trout. It doesn't take long, but they enjoy it. Bring quarters to buy fish food. There's also a small museum that opens after the hatchery.

Thank Thompsonian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed w/ our visit here. Not much to do except pay to feed the fish. The museum was nice detailing local wildlife however the museum guide was not helpful. He seemed to avoid us (we were the only ones w/ kids) instead spending...More

Thank Kristi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit because of the reviews on trip advisor. Our daughter loved feeding the trout and it was only $0.25. The museum was small but informative with interactive displays. So glad we stopped in.

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, but excellent, museum is located next to the fish hatchery. The hatchery was an interesting place to visit to view the conservation efforts that are being made. Remember to take quarters to buy fish food. Unsurprisingly, fishing tackle is not allowed! The museum...More

Thank Hektor2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our kids, grandkids & guests all enjoy. Take a baggie (& quarters) to put the fish food that you can buy at machines. The museum is really nice & is filled with stuffed animals. There are boxes you put you hand in the feel the...More

Thank Susan H
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22 May 2016|
Response from clark8131 |
no. fingerlings for stocking public waters only. Contact office at the hatchery for your request.