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6000 Glacier Spur Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Alaska holds a special place in my heart and mind. I had the opportunity to live there for 4 glorious months. This picture was my backyard. I'd recommend the East Glacier hike, TEMSCO Helicopter tour to the top, and white water rafting on the...
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13391 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Juneau is one of the best places in the world to go whale-watching. Most outfitters ferry visitors from Auke Bay down to Stephens Passage, a 105-mile stretch of island-studded water that is an important summer feeding ground for humpback whales....
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2999 Jackson Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
While most visitors to Juneau choose to hike around Mendenhall Lake, there is a wealth of options in the area for all levels of hikers. Douglas Island has some quiet trails that provide a respite for anyone who loves nature without the crowds. The...
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114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
This bright yellow building with a totem pole outside is impossible to miss. Its permanent collection details Juneau’s history, from its roots as a Tlingit gathering place to its era as a literal gold mine. It’s also the only place in the city you...
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Dog mushing is a true Alaskan tradition. Get behind a team yourself with a visit to a musher’s camp. A team of Alaskan huskies will pull you on a thrilling but comfortable ride on a summertime training sled down a track bordered by giant spruce...
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490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Easily accessible for all ages, this aerial tramway delivers you into the Sitka spruce forests of Mount Roberts, climbing to 550 meters in just a few minutes. From the top, you can take a leisurely trek through the subalpine fields and spy trees...
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326 5th St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
This quaint-looking wooden church reveals Juneau’s surprisingly diverse history. Because of Russia’s early presence, many Native Alaskan tribes had already converted to Russian Orthodoxy by the late 1700s. Tlingit leaders experienced a common...
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Sockeye salmon is the food of Alaska, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than during a good old-fashioned salmon bake. Cooked over an open alder-wood fire and lathered with a special sauce, the salmon is just the start. Diners can dig into...
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In keeping with Juneau’s unconventional status as a state capital, its capitol building is controversial—many Alaskans are unhappy with both its architecture, which resembles a grand high school more than anything, and its inconvenient location,...
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Alaska’s first gold rush began here at Gold Creek in 1880, so there’s no better way to explore the state’s culture than by searching for gold in its streams. Head to Last Chance Basin with a costumed prospector, and have an expert show you the...
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Whether you’re a seasoned fisher or an absolute novice, fly fishing is a great way to interact with nature in Alaska. Take a classic floatplane to a quiet stretch of water—chosen by an experienced guide based on current conditions. With rod in...
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Witness Juneau from the soaring vantage point of a helicopter. Fly over misty rain forests and towering mountain peaks, then get an utterly unique bird’s-eye view of a glacier's icy spires, deep blue crevasses, meltwater pools and its jagged,...
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Spend the day navigating the Tracy Arm Fjord, whether by a jet boat, floatplane or a larger tour boat. You'll cruise past icebergs, waterfalls and curious seals, and past cliffs rising up from the sea. You’ll view the breathtaking North Sawyer...
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Taku Glacier Lodge was built as a hunting and fishing lodge by a mining executive in 1923, but its most illustrious owner was Mary Joyce, described as “a pilot, a stewardess, a musher, a homesteader, a movie actress, a territorial government...
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Summer in Juneau, short and green and fragrant, is no time for hanging around inside. Local outfitters are eager to help you find an activity that suits you. Getting out into the wilderness is the quickest way to understand why people settled...
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1001 Basin Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
For an interesting look at a slice of Juneau’s gold rush history, take a short hike near the bank of Gold Creek to the Last Chance Mining Museum. The museum occupies the former Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company, which is listed on the National...
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7600 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Deep in the valley carved by the famed Mendenhall Glacier is this lush temperate rain forest boasting evergreens that tower over spongy mosses and coiled ferns. Tucked within this patch of forest, Glacier Gardens is a 50-acre botanical garden best...
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2697 Channel Dr, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
For a behind-the-scenes look at one of Alaska’s most important resources, visit the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, where you can learn about these highly prized native fish. Visitors can see king and coho salmon in different life stages, from small fry...
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Angoon, AK, USA
Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary, located on the northeast corner of Admiralty Island, is one of the best spots in the world to view brown bears in the wild. An excursion here offers the chance to see these powerful predators as they hunt for salmon and...
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76 Egan Dr Suite #100, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Adventure seekers won’t want to miss the chance to see the rugged Alaskan wilderness from a unique perspective as part of a zip line canopy tour. Offered by multiple operators, these tours allow visitors to glide on cables up to 100 feet above the...