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Address: 2697 Channel Dr., 3 miles from downtown, turn left at the first group of buildings on Egan Dr., Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: 877-463-2486
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Description: The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor’s Center offers a unique variety of...
The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor’s Center offers a unique variety of attractions & a truly Alaskan experience! Get a birds-eye-view of our outdoor hatchery operations while a local guide shares with you the fascinating life cycle of an Alaskan salmon and the inner workings of the hatchery. During the months of May and June, you will have the opportunity to see juvenile salmon prior to their release. Adult salmon start returning the beginning of July and continue through October. Bald Eagles and seals frequent the hatchery and provide a fantastic wildlife viewing opportunity. Once inside, explore our salt water aquariums displaying over 150 species of marine life, including touch-tank aquariums where you will have the chance to physically interact with local sea animals. Venture through our gift-shop where we make it easy to ship wild Alaskan salmon anywhere in the United States. Wow your taste buds when you take the opportunity to taste a variety of salmon samples such as: king salmon dip, salmon caviar, salmon jerky, & canned salmon. A fun, affordable, & educational experience for the whole family!
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Great way to find out all about salmon and their habits. We got to see baby salmon and find out what their future holds and where they are likely to end up. Souvenir shop, free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Great way to find out all about salmon and their habits. We got to see baby salmon and find out what their future holds and where they are likely to end up. Souvenir shop, free coffee available, clean restrooms on site.

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DIPACtours, Manager at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery/DIPAC, responded to this review

Thank you for your review gadby. We give lots of love and care to our baby salmon while they are here at our facility and are so glad you got a chance to take a look at them before they start their big adventure in the wild. Thanks for visiting! More 

Ashland, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

For $3.25 think it was a fantastic experience. Learned some stuff about salmon and they have a fantastic aquarium and my favorite part was the touch pool. They have two areas where you can touch star fish, sea cucumbers, crabs, sea urchins and a bunch of other critters. They also have a nice little gift shop. Worth the stop.

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DIPACtours, Manager at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery/DIPAC, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. As a non-profit, we keep our prices low so everyone can enjoy our facility, but still every little bit helps to our self-sustaining hatchery. Thank you for visiting and enjoy our touch tanks and aquariums. More 

Lewis Center, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The hatchery is providing a great service for the community and the salmon. Before visiting the hatchery, my wife and I had a minimal understanding of the life of a salmon. After the visit, we had an entirely different perspective and appreciation for maintaining the health of the waterway. It was a well spent hour.

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DIPACtours, Manager at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery/DIPAC, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Our main goal at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery is to inform people about Pacific salmon and the hatchery process all while having a bit of fun. We are so glad you took away value information. More 

Key West
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great family attraction. Includes guided tours, interactive displays and a well stocked gift shop. Travelers can go there by bus or private vehicle-taxi. Only 5 minute drive from cruise ship terminal. Extended summer hours. A must see that does not take a lot of time

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DIPACtours, Manager at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery/DIPAC, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery! We are glad you enjoyed all we have to offer and greatly appreciate the nice review. More 

Alaska
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place, wonderful aquarium inside, with touch tanks for everyone, not just for kids. It is great when the salmon come back and you can watch them come up the ladders. Great yards and upkeep, very friendly.

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DIPACtours, Manager at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery/DIPAC, responded to this review

Thanks "grannysfullcloset" for the kind review! We do love our fish and our building as well. We don't usually advertise it, but our rhododendron is one of the most beautiful in town. Hope you come back and see us this year! We have more fun things for kids and critters waiting to be checked out. More 

Campbell Hill, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stopped by for a brief time while we were actually on a different tour, but the driver said it was worth the look from the outside. She was right! We were there during the Salmon Run, and the Salmon were going crazy. What a sight, their were thousands! See my pictures, they explain how many were making their way.... More 

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DIPACtours, Manager at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery/DIPAC, responded to this review

Thanks marysmiles for the review and great pictures! We agree; the Chum salmon run at DIPAC is awe inspiring. If you get a chance to visit again, make sure you come inside. We have millions of baby salmon, and lots of other cool, southeast Alaskan critters just past the doors of our visitor center. Cheers from Juneau! More 

Fordland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The tour of the hatchery gives such an opportunity to learn about the Alaskan salmon industry and how the hatchery plays such a big role in keeping the industry of salmon fishing alive. The guides are well informed. The giant fish aquarium and hands on displays for children can hold the interests of all ages. Well worth the time spent... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's a small hatchery but the guides and staff are very informative. There are several small displays, an aquarium, a video tour and salmon for purchase in the tourist building. The salmon ladder can be viewed from the buildings outdoor landing as well as viewing some ladders through glass windows. The hatchery building is worth a stop - fascinating to... More 

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Terre Haute, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The hatchery is small and there is not too much to see but the guides who tell about the history and working of the hatchery are very well informed and provide interesting details. The aquarium in the lobby is well taken care of and has very interesting specimens of local fish, crabs and other sea life. From the viewing area... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were met by, I thought, by an uninspired, uninterested student guide. Inside the hatchery the student guides were great and well-informed. The salmon were scarce due to the time of year, but the museum had some very nice and well thought-out exhibits. The small gift shop has souvenirs as well as salmon for shipping.

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