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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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Found this tour interesting. These folks are working to keep the salmon population constant in Juneau area. Enjoyed my time at this company. Try the pickled sea kelp.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
bootzmcgee
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Sylva, North Carolina

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5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was a short tour but very informative. We saw the salmon coming back and trying to navigate the ladder. Learned quite a bit about how the hatchery worked and very impressed.

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Bolbec, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome place to visit and understand how salmon are doing this. A couple of dead fish kinda spooked me, and we were half assaulted by An Asian group who took the all stock on the shelves. Not the place fault as they were ignored and had to live it too. Rude. Other than that, staff welcoming and good sports. Great... More 

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Sylva, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Found this tour interesting. These folks are working to keep the salmon population constant in Juneau area. Enjoyed my time at this company. Try the pickled sea kelp.

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Selah, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Small fee. Group leader was very informative. An Unbelievable amount of fish! The hands on things for the kids,copied papers of salmon to color,large tank, fish ladders,tons of salmon swimming on top of the water and jumping. I learned about the 135lbs. of Salmon I took home from Juneau fishing. Loved every minute of it and I'm Hooked on Salmon!... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review Patti B! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here and learned all about the hatchery and Pacific salmon. It's so great to know know exactly what goes in to the salmon you are eating for dinner. Thanks for making the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery a part of your vacation. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Possibly geared for younger visitors, the tale told by the fishy character was charming and added considerably to our knowledge of salmon and the role of fish ladders - which hitherto was zero. The visit was included as part of our tour to the Mendenhall Glacier and the Upside down gardens - and certainly was no let down. In fact... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and gained some important knowledge about salmon and their life cycles. Thanks for including us in your trip! More 

Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lots of tanks and hands on displays for the kids. There is a small charge. The salmon ladder out front is good to see too.

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

Thank you for your review thelazyt! We are glad your kids enjoyed our visitor center. Our touch tanks are so fun to play in. It's so cool to get to get up close and actually feel critters that live in our waters in Alaska. Thanks for making Macaulay Salmon Hatchery a part of your trip. More 

Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were able to visit the hatchery as a part of another tour. We enjoyed the narrative that the guide gave and loved watching the salmon. As a nice added feature, there were numerous Bald Eagles on poles and on the roof of a building across the street.

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

Thank you for your review JRRJB! Our guides pride themselves on being experts about our hatchery and love educating guests about our operations and the life cycle of pacific salmon. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with them. The eagle you speak of is Mr. Ed! He's our resident eagle and is usually around with a few of... More 

San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a small little site, and the tour won't take long. But for a family who hasn't seen it before, we loved it. It was amazing to see the salmon work so far, climbing through so many different upstream portals one after another just to find their original birth place and spawn. If you're short for time, book a... More 

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

Thanks for your review! We are so proud of the salmon who return to us after their time in the wild. It's always exciting when they start making their way up the ladder and back home. We are glad you could be here to experience it! Taxis are a great way to reach the Hatchery. You can hop in one... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You get to understand and learn how they breed Salmon. Lot's of fish to see. Very interesting place. Good for families.

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

Thanks for your review and for making Macaulay Salmon Hatchery part of your vacation. Visiting us is a true Alaskan experience! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

They have a great story to tell about preserving salmon species and the difference between a hatchery and fish farming. Cute little gift shop but avoid the salmon jerky. Members of our party couldn't get the fish taste from their mouths. Note the eagles and crows watching the salmon enter the fish ladder. Some jump out and are made a... More 

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

Hi Terry C., Thanks for your review. Our guides are well trained to provide guests with a wealth of information about Alaskan hatcheries and Pacific salmon. We are so glad you enjoyed our visitor center. Not everyone loves our salmon jerky but those who do can't get enough of it! Thanks for being brave and trying it and thank you... More 

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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
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Juneau
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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