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Manchester Fish Hatchery

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Great for outdoor and fishing enthusists

We stopped on our way to Wisconsin because I had been wanting to see the trout hatchery for quite... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Fairfield, Iowa
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So neat.

So cool to visit. I go around once a season for something different. You get to feed all the trout... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Kelly W
Dubuque, Iowa
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Jan 9, 2017
“Great for outdoor and fishing enthusists”
Nov 1, 2016
“So neat.”
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22693 205th Ave, Manchester, IA 52057-8779
+1 563-927-3276
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way to Wisconsin because I had been wanting to see the trout hatchery for quite some time and it did not disappoint. We were the only two souls in sight and we self toured and fed the trout it was a...More

Thank kalliann2323
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

So cool to visit. I go around once a season for something different. You get to feed all the trout for free. Definitely a great learning experience for kids. Good hiking trails and fishing stream.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I love this place i have been coming here since i was a kid with my family and now i can take my kids there now. i love to fish the area with my dad and son

Thank dirtymax87
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The DNR Fish Hatchery in Manchester is a great place to take the kids - they can feed the fish, see lots of fish from tiny to huge, and run around burning off energy while doing it. The setting is beautiful and the DNR staff...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is a quick-stop place that will leave young children thrilled and older travelers, especially trout fishermen, simply amazed. The hatchery supplies trout for most of northeast Iowa and makes the enclosures in which they are raised until release open for visitors to feed the...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The hatchery is not too far from downtown Manchester and is worth the trip. It is free and you can spend as little or much time as you want. We were there for just about an hour. We filled a provided cup with some trout...More

Thank FoodFunSun2016
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We stopped by recently and kids (youngsters and teenagers) enjoyed feeding growing fish in various pools. Picnic tables were useful for our lunch. Hatchery part was silent on the day we were there.

Thank Int_Bus_Travel
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I love to fish, but I had never seen a fish that close up until I went to the hatchery. Cement tanks are filled with all sizes of trout, from little fingerlings to some as big as my arm. Wow! The DNR people answered my...More

Thank MelissaIowa
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Located near Highway 20, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Dubuque, the Manchester hatchery is an eye-opener for kids! Eggs are harvested and fertilized from huge trout and then raised as hatchlings indoors and outdoors until they are ready for stocking in trout streams in northeastern Iowa....More

Thank Randy L
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