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Leadville National Fish Hatchery

#9 of 38 things to do in Leadville Features Animals
2844 Highway 300, Leadville, CO 80461-9751
+1 719-486-0189
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Lots of Fish

Don't expect anything too exciting. After all, it's just a fish hatchery. It's is off the beaten... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nice fish hatchery

Nice and clean fish hatchery. If you have never been to one then this a good one to start with... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Nan S
Dallas, Texas
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“trout” (11 reviews)
“nature trail” (9 reviews)
“fish food” (6 reviews)
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2844 Highway 300, Leadville, CO 80461-9751
+1 719-486-0189
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Don't expect anything too exciting. After all, it's just a fish hatchery. It's is off the beaten path, and a nice place to relax and wathc the fish swim. Great for families as kids love watching and feeding the fish.

Thank lisajames98
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Nice and clean fish hatchery. If you have never been to one then this a good one to start with. We enjoyed watching a couple of children having fun feeding the fish and not having to be in a crowded invironment

Thank Nan S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a great place to take kids of all ages (and adults too). It is a working fish hatchery in the middles of a beautiful forest. The kids will love seeing the various holding ponds full of fish ranging from the tiniest fry to...More

Thank DenverTraveler43
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Would like more info on the kiosk outside about how the fish are released, etc but seeing the tanks and feeding the rainbow trout was fantastic.

Thank Stargazer2017
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Had a great time feeding the "BIG" fish in the show pond and touring the hatchery facility. Picnic tables make it an ideal place to spend great time outside with the familyQ

Thank Tennesseepasskid
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing all the different life stages of the fish. Feeding them was fun. The grandkids would have loved seeing all the fish and feeding them. Good stop for families with kids.

Thank Gaylan M
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped when the office was closed, but you can still view the tanks and feed the fish. Kids enjoyed it.

Thank Becca_6737
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Our party included a 5 yr old and a 2 yr old. They loved feeding the fish and just watching the fish. Plus there is a nice nature trail with about a 1 mile hike on level ground that the kids did pretty good on....More

Thank Joe_S_Caja
Reviewed 2 August 2016

There is a small but nice information center/museum that gives the history of the hatchery. You can view the fish inside the building and outside in the holding tanks. Fish food is available to purchase for a quarter. My son enjoyed throwing the food in...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We only spent a little time at he hatchery looking at the baby trout and feeding the big ones because the tour was closed at the time. My review is mostly of the nature trail that starts right at the hatchery. It's a short up-and-down...More

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