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Elmendorf State Fish Hatchery

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Anchorage, AK
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An old place with great upgrades

I took my family to visit the Fish Hatchery and found they had built a beautiful facility with lots... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Anchorage, Alaska
William Jack Hernandez hatchery

Excellent - well worth a visit. The first section is out of doors, where you walk beside Ship... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
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See salmon in different stages of development, depending on what time of year you visit.
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14 Oct 2017
“An old place with great upgrades”
30 Jun 2017
“William Jack Hernandez hatchery”
Anchorage, AK
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I took my family to visit the Fish Hatchery and found they had built a beautiful facility with lots to see. It was great seeing the tanks inside as well as the fish getting ready to spawn at the fish ladder/falls area.

Thank N B
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent - well worth a visit. The first section is out of doors, where you walk beside Ship Creek and can see large salmon lining themselves up to swim up a ladder into holding tanks. You can't get close to the tanks themselves, but they...More

Thank hertford-traveller
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My first time visiting a hatchery. There is a lake that has salmon when in season. Great photo opportunity and informational signs to explain the process. The facility was open, a chance to learn as much or little about raising fish.

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Because the Alaska museum was under renovation our Tauck tour added the William Jack Hernandez Sport fish hatchery. Great Tour. To keep up with demand Mother Nature gets a big hand from science to increase the sport fish population. Well worth the visit. Plenty of...More

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Nice place to visit; not a long visit. Be sure you find this on a map of downtown; maybe easy to get lost. Truly appreciate the efforts to conserve Alaska's fisheries!

Thank txed
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We went to this fish hatchery not expecting too much, and were pleasantly surprised. Not only can you see their tanks, but you can see several stages of the fish hatching process. The artwork and interior of the building is awesome! - Very modern and...More

1  Thank stephanieg51
Reviewed 28 December 2012

There isn't a fisherman in Alaska who doesn't resent at least a little, the funding that went into the Elmendorf hatchery to direct tourism to its doors, when we have many existing hatcheries that are vital to our industry and need attention. I say, boycott...More

Thank karlsie
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Raises most of the trout, king salmon, coho salmon, and arctic char raised for sport fishing opportunities in South Central Alaska.

2  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 1 March 2009

I went there in first grade and got see thousands of salmon and salmon eggs. 5* GREAT PLACE FOR KIDS!

4  Thank tommy37GUITAR
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