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Sandwich Fish Hatchery

#14 of 44 things to do in Sandwich Features Animals
Route 6A, Sandwich, MA 02563
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Great place to take the kids, bring quarters!

I just went here recently and have been back 2 times. I love the drive through the canopy of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Really cool!

Free and open to the public, this hatchery has been operating since 1916! Bring the kids, they... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Mary M
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
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  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish food” (13 reviews)
“trout” (12 reviews)
“fish jump” (4 reviews)
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Route 6A, Sandwich, MA 02563
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I just went here recently and have been back 2 times. I love the drive through the canopy of trees. It is free, but don't forget the quarters! You get fish food to feed the fish. When you first walk to the open cement pools,...More

Thank moraha
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Free and open to the public, this hatchery has been operating since 1916! Bring the kids, they will have great fun feeding the fish (need quarters to buy food). Very educational for all ages. Depending on the time of year you will see fish in...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a very cool place to visit on Cape Cod and there is no charge to visit the hatchery. From toddlers to grandparents, everyone enjoys this spot. It is right off the highway, but in a quiet secluded location. There are quite a few...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Took the grandkids to see the fish. Being little fisherman they really enjoyed seeing the different sizes. They have machines to buy food so it was fun for them to feed them.

Thank JoAnn089
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Didn't know what to expect but it was a nice little walk around the inground pools of all types of trout. Fun to feed and read about. Free and quick. Kids loved getting the fish food out of the machine, bring quarters and understand no...More

Thank TTTravelers1
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was a pretty cool place. Saw a lot of different types of fish. They provided good information on the signs by the fish. Even saw a flock of turkeys. Very educational.

Thank jacquelined348
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Nothing fancy here, just a bunch of pond full of fish growing. Not enough signage, but helpful staff help.

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great place to take the whole family! See how several kinds of fish, in all stages of development are raised! Feed the fish and observe the "monster". Fish on site! Have a pic mic on the grass and let the kids run off thier energy!

Thank Lydia A
Reviewed 17 October 2016

great place for the young and young at heart! Kids can feed the fish and roan around. adults can ponder and lose themselves in thought while observing the artful movement of the schools.

Thank Topshelf26
Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you have a half hour or so anyone with young kids should visit the State trout hatchery in Sandwich. There are many runs containing various types and sizes of trout from which the State stocks the many Cape ponds and lakes. You'll see rainbows,...More

Thank jbunnyBoston
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