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Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum

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Rode the bicycle path along the Animas River and ended up at the Fish Hatchery. The information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gilbert, Arizona
Kids of all ages will enjoy this

a learning experience for all ages, I especially like to ago in early spring, when they are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
151 E 16th St, Durango, CO 81301-5026
+1 970-375-6766
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rode the bicycle path along the Animas River and ended up at the Fish Hatchery. The information and museum was actually very interesting. We learned about the wildlife in the area and much about the local history. The aides were very interesting too.

Thank bnjross49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a learning experience for all ages, I especially like to ago in early spring, when they are hatching.

Thank pcronkhite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the 25 yrs I have visited the fish hatchery many times. Through the years I have also taught my gkids it was a nice place to spend some time. Well worth the stop at least once.

Thank Kelley R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full Disclosure: I volunteer here. This is a great place for all ages to see up close view of mounts of Fish, Birds, and Animals that live in Colorado. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by the Animas River.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not very big, but my kids (ages 6, 7, and9) enjoyed the taxidermy, and feeding the fish. We probably spent about an hour there.

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were quite impressed with the museum for being a four room building! The history of the specimens on view by the curator/guide was extensive. He knew stories about almost all the specimens. We almost did not go, but it turned out to be one...More

Thank lwelch2018
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Went here with two older grandchildren. Watched short video, toured the small museum and everyone loved feeding the fish. Spent about an hour, including walking along the river. Would recommend.

Thank ann2122
Reviewed 7 August 2018

For visitors from the U.K it was a great experience, from the fish feeding, which gave us all a giggle,and the museum of animals, some stuffed I admit, but a great hands on experience for all ages. The lady who welcomes you into the building...More

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A very good visit for families with small children. The museum is full of stuffed animals that live in Colorado. Our 14 month old granddaughter walked around pointing and growling like a bear. So cute. The fish were swarming when you tossed the fish food...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Fish are seasonal, as is the museum, so you'll mostly hit this mid-summer. But it is a great deal of fun. Feed the fish! That's the most fun - it costs a quarter for some food, we went through two or three dollars worth of...More

Thank Karen R
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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.
23 May 2016|
Response from clark8131 |
no. fingerlings for stocking public waters only. Contact office at the hatchery for your request.