Welcome to Juneau, Alaska.
The sophisticated and vibrant city of JUNEAU is unlike any other state capital in the nation. Accessible only by sea or air, it is exceptionally picturesque, hard against the Gastineau Channel , with steep, narrow roads clawing up into the rainforested hills behind.
Gold features heavily in its history. In 1880, two prospectors - one of them Joe Juneau - made Alaska's first gold strike in the rainforest along the banks of the Gastineau Channel. Named Gold Creek, the camp grew rapidly. Until the last mine was shut down in 1944, this was the world's largest producer of low-grade ore.
Mendenhall Glacier is the only drive-up, road accessible glacier in the USA and is the third most visited attraction in Alaska. You can see icebergs, wildlife, bears during fish spawning, glaciers, glimpse the 1000 square mile ice field beyond, and beautiful scenery. It is all within walking distance from Pearson's Pond, and a 15 minute drive from downtown Juneau.
Mt Roberts Tramway goes up to Mt. Roberts. The 6 minute ride brings you to great hiking trails, a mountaintop restaurant - great for salmon, gift shop and native theater.
The mountaintop is also a good place for picnic. There is an interpretive center, and you can buy self- or naturalist- guided hiking tour here. Or, hike on your own. Bring a picnic lunch, and stay on the trails. Check the cruise ship schedule and pick a time and/or day when there are fewer ships in town.
Gastineau Salmon Hatchery: Check out their awesome aquariums and fish ladder with underwater window that lets you watch salmon fight their way up!. Watch incubation process, enjoy excellent displays and buy delicious smoked fish. Great aquarium displays. Located at 3 mile Egan Drive.
Alaska State Museum: One of the best in the state, has great displays of Alaska's Native Peoples, Natural History, Russian America, the American Period, mining, art and interactive children sections.
Local daily news in Juneau:
Career vs. family in - Rapture, Blister, Burn'
Gina Gionfriddo and Peter DuBois on a piece of the "Rapture, Blister, Burn" set under construction at the Huntington Theatre Company.
Drugs seized in Juneau investigations
The Juneau Empire reports a regional drug task force arrested 54-year-old Daniel Meschonnic late Friday while seizing heroin.
Juneau surgeon retires after 40 years
An elderly neighbor is in need of more firewood. Unbeknownst to him, a neighbor much younger than he has already gone out to begin chopping and splitting wood.
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Chambers of Commerce,
Sport & Recreation,
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Places of interest:
Angoon, AK (59.3 miles), Hoonah, AK (65.7 miles), Gustavus, AK (84.9 miles), Haines, AK (88.6 miles), Skagway, AK (94.6 miles), Kake, AK (103.4 miles), Sitka and, AK (104.4 miles), Mosquito Lake, AK (135.7 miles).
Weather in Juneau:
Hotels in Juneau
Travelodge Hotel Juneau Glacier
9200 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801
127 N FRANKLIN - Juneau, AK, US 99801
Goldbelt Hotel Juneau
51 EAST EGAN DR - Juneau, AK, US 99801
Pearsons Pond Luxury Suites
4541 SAWA CIRCLE - Juneau, AK, US 99801
Aspen Hotel Of Juneau
1800 SHELL SIMMONS DRIVE - Juneau, AK, US 99801
1711 GLACIER AVENUE - Juneau, AK, US 99801
Frontier Suites Airport Hotel
9400 GLACIER HIGHWAY - Juneau, AK, US 99801
Best Western Country Lane Inn
9300 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska, United States, 99801
Best Western Grandma's Feather Bed
2358 Mendenhall Loop Road, Mail: 9300 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska, United States, 998