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“Salmon” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Macaulay Salmon Hatchery/DIPAC

Macaulay Salmon Hatchery/DIPAC
2697 Channel Dr., 3 miles from downtown, turn left at the first group of buildings on Egan Dr., Juneau, AK 99801
877-463-2486
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Ranked #12 of 25 Attractions in Juneau
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: 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!
Naples, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Salmon”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Pretty interesting to see the hatchery but tour was a little long. You were able to see all the salmon and the process they use to keep them mating

Visited June 2013
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Juneau, Alaska
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“Lots of fry on display!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Brought my out-of-town friend by for a visit. It was so cool to see the fry in the pens waiting for their release into the wild. I love stopping by the hatchery on my way to or from downtown Juneau. Can't wait for the visitor center to open for the season.

Visited April 2014
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Winslow, Indiana
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“Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, Juneau, Alaska”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We enjoyed visiting the hatchery and learning more about salmon and how their population is preserved. It was a very educational and interesting tour. The salmon were making their way up the ladders. Everyone there was very friendly. There was a nice viewing of the hatchery.

Visited July 2013
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Springfield, Illinois
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“Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, Juneau, Alaska”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Enjoyed visiting the fishery, it was a great educational tour if you have children. The salmon were spawning and swimming up the ladders which was very interesting to watch.

The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The museum is small, and the little store had great salmon products to buy.

Their free coffee was great as well, as it was chilly.

Visited September 2013
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Lexington, South Carolina
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“Salmon History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This little gem is a definite part of the Alaskan culture. Was very interesting to see how the salmon population is preserved. Nice viewing area of the hatchery and interesting tour of how all parts of the salmon is utilized, nothing is wasted.

Visited May 2013
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