Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Lonely Planet review

This museum focuses on gold with interesting mining displays and the video Juneau: City Built On Gold . It is also home to the 1922 Sydney Laurence painting, Early Morning, Juneau, Alaska and if you love to hike in the mountains, the museum’s 7ft-long relief map is the best overview of the area’s rugged terrain other than a helicopter ride. Tuesday to Thursday the staff leads a historical walking tour (adult/child $15/10) of the downtown area beginning at 1:30pm at the museum.