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Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

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Very Interesting!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this fish hatchery! The brochure provided clearly explains each... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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Homeschooling while on Vacation

The ranger there was very nice, and she took the time to answer all the questions my kids had about... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Fairfield, California
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“salmon”(18 reviews)
“life cycle”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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12790 Fish Hatchery Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826-9011
+1 509-548-7641
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this fish hatchery! The brochure provided clearly explains each step of the self guided tour and we learned a lot about the salmon hatching process. It was a beautiful day and we took some time to explore the nature...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Suz1215
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We stopped by the fish hatchery during our visit to town. It's all self guided so grab a map by the visitor center and follow along. We thought we would get to see more things, but it was a nice walk and something to do.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The ranger there was very nice, and she took the time to answer all the questions my kids had about the life cycle of salmon. They have an activity room , where kids can complete projects to learn more about the salmon. My kids had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ayanabrito
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely place. The gentleman working was passionate about the place. Not very many fish this time of year. Took a lovely walk around though..

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We took the self guided tour and went on thre nature walk. A big negative is that you can't actually see any salmon. It was a good way for my daughter and I to kill a couple of hours when it was super hot outside...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank StenaJoy
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Started off well with a little talk on the salmon, told us about the various tanks, that's where the 'well' ended. Went outside expecting to see salmon but nothing...... We have been to many hatcheries but this ranks actually last....

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rosielamb
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The hatchery is close to downtown just a short drive and worthwhile bro see. Here the story of the hatchery was built in the 1940s and how has evolved to produce spring chinook salmon. It is a self guided tour, but there is a host...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank edrschneider
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is not far from downtown Leavenworth and only takes about 45 minutes to see. Make the trip. It’s well worth the visit - learned from the volunteer there all the about salmon lifecycle. Excellent for anyone interested in the ecosystem and northwest wildlife.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jasonholliman
Reviewed 25 May 2018

HUGE KUDOS to the Fish Hatchery. The best accessible bathrooms I've ever used (we travel a lot!) Picnic areas, and depending on the season you can see the fish growing (we saw 4-5" ones.) Also, they've got a fantastic set of displays and teaching areas....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank 2Baxters
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Didn’t realize how salmon are hatched and released into river and eventually to ocean. Thousands and thousands in nursery area and saw them being fed. Love to come back to see their release in a few months.

Date of experience: March 2018
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16 December 2016|
Response from rocketman000 | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Did not go in. Just walked by on the way to the theatre.