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DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

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Closed Now: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Great Educational Visit for Kids

We stopped by on a tour and were very impressed. I liked seeing the hatchery, the touch tank was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jill C
Interesting Salmon Hatchery.

This was an interesting salmon hatchery located in a scenic area in Juneau. Went here as part of a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James T
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DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor Center offers a unique variety of attractions & a truly Alaskan experience! In May through September, we are open every day there is a cruise ship in town. Visit our website for our summer hours. Get a...more
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2697 Channel Dr, Juneau, AK 99801-7813
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by on a tour and were very impressed. I liked seeing the hatchery, the touch tank was great, and the kids learned a great deal while visiting. The salmon ladder was huge and amazing. I loved seeing the sea lions too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jill C
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jill C, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting salmon hatchery located in a scenic area in Juneau. Went here as part of a cruise excursion, didn't know what to expect but it was very interesting to see how the Salmon (which we could see jumping around in the water)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James T
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello James T, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 11 October 2018

I have visited other Fish Hatchery's this one was very unique. I liked the glass that covered part of the spillway so that you could see the fish heading up the ladder. It was very well kept and there were many salmon there the day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donna M
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hi Donna, Thanks for your review! We're so glad you were able to enjoy the awe of the salmon return. Due to the natural salmon life cycle, this only occurs here from about late June through August but if visitors are not able to make...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Did not know salmon needed help in surviving -- but I do like to eat salmon. The place could offer samples.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TAGypsyNew
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hello TAGypsyNew, Alaska is a model for the world in sustainable fisheries and takes many steps to ensure thriving wild salmon stocks. Part of the sustainability comes from hatcheries putting more fish in the ocean to allow commercial fisherman to keep fishing without depleting the...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

I'm not a fish lover. I don't like to eat anything out of the water. This place was still SO interesting to me. I had no idea that there was a difference between farmed and fresh salmon, no idea that these kinds of places exsist!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hello SonyaL067, Thanks for your review! We are so glad you learned something new. One of the main goals of the visitor center is to educate our visitors on the salmon life cycle and the importance of salmon to Alaska's economy and ecosystem! Since fin-fish...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

I've been to juneau a few times and lived here for a bit as well. Somehow I never managed to visit this place. Finally made it. Please was fun, took a bus tour. Great presentation. Watched the salmon. They also have osme nice fish tanks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We visited the hatchery the morning we left Juneau (we had an afternoon flight). We took the bus. Just let the bus driver know you're going there and he/she will announce it and tell you how to get there. There's an intro talk and then...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hello Muslimmomof3, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Good place to start a tour in Juneau. We made a stop here on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier. It was very informative on the life cycle of salmon in Alaska. Even the way to know the 5 different types of salmon found in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello Jennifer, thanks for your review. We have abundant information on salmon and sea life made available throughout our visitor center including an extra-detailed slide show, multiple informative signs, a table filled with brochures on various topics relating to fisheries and salmon, three touch-screen kiosks...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

cheap educational stop in Juneau, great for learning about the life cycle of salmon at the hatchery.... everything from almost ready to release to 500,000 baby salmons, exhibits are informative and the hands on touch sea creatures (starfish, urchins and others) was really fun! Also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lynda K
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello Lynda K, thanks for your review!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Great place to visit and learn about salmon recovery and restocking. We are glad we visited. We are glad we visited.

Date of experience: August 2018
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hello paullsoucy, Thanks for your review! We are glad you visited too!

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gerard d
12 May 2017|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
Hello ggd! We are located 3-5 miles from the cruise ship terminals, depending on where your ship moors. There are several options for getting to the hatchery including taxis, trolleys and buses. But the best option is to... More
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Odyssey146802
17 February 2017|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
Good Morning Angie, thank you for your interest in the hatchery! In regards to your questions, there are several transportation options. If you are arriving via cruise ship the best option is to buy a tour on board your... More
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thunder1
30 December 2016|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
July is a great month to visit the hatchery! Our chum salmon are typically here in full force, and we usually have quite a few large adult king salmon in the holding tanks outside as well. If you scroll through our photos... More
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