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Elmendorf State Fish Hatchery

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Anchorage, AK
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William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery: Totally Unexpected!

William Jack Hernandez Sport fish Hatchery: very cool and unexpected experience. Definitely worth... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
ModFlagboy
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Orlando, Florida
Not the usual tourist place

But well worth it! This place is a definite find. When the fish are running, you are able to... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
richardflazur
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Anchorage, Alaska
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See salmon in different stages of development, depending on what time of year you visit.
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“salmon” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

William Jack Hernandez Sport fish Hatchery: very cool and unexpected experience. Definitely worth checking out. There was an opportunity to text a fishery staff member questions, this was a cool addition. We were also able to see salmon begin running in the stream outside the...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

But well worth it! This place is a definite find. When the fish are running, you are able to see them pool before they jump the ladder. We were mesmerized just watching nature in action. Inside, the huge tanks with viewing windows provides valuable information...More

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Reviewed October 14, 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.

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Reviewed June 30, 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

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Reviewed April 16, 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.

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Reviewed September 19, 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

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Reviewed July 20, 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
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Reviewed August 2, 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

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Reviewed December 28, 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
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Reviewed December 18, 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
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