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Come visit Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery
in Topeka, IL

Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery

Place Category: Attractions, Commerce & Recreation, Ecology, and Nature Sites

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    Named after Jacob John Wolf, 7-term Illinois General Assembly member and past Deputy Director of the Department of Conservation, this unique facility is comprised of a 36,000-square-foot hatchery building, 56 indoor rearing tanks, 41 outdoor raceways, 12 rearing ponds, and a 22-acre solar-heating pond. The hatchery’s Visitor’s Center contains several observational overlooks, an antique fishing tackle exhibit featuring over 200 artifacts.

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