Museum in Juneau

State Library, Archives and Museum

The Alaska State Museum was being demolished and rebuilt when we visited, with plans to reopen in 2016. Called SLAM (State Library, Archives and Museum), the new $140 million building will have four times the floor …
Museum in Juneau

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

This museum focuses on gold with interesting mining displays and the video Juneau: City Built On Gold. If you love to hike in the mountains, the museum’s 7ft-long relief map is the best overview of the area’s rugged…
Historic Site in Juneau

Last Chance Mining Museum

Amble out to the end of Basin Rd, a beautiful half-mile walk from the north end of Gastineau Ave, to the intriguing Last Chance Mining Museum. The former Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining Company complex is now a museum whe…
Aquarium in Juneau

Macauley Salmon Hatchery

The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor Center has huge seawater aquariums and underwater viewing windows so you can watch thousands of salmon fighting their way upstream to spawn.
Tramway in Juneau

Mt Roberts Tram

As far as trams go, this tramway is rather expensive for a five-minute ride. But from a marketing point of view its location couldn’t be better. It whisks you right from the cruise-ship dock up 1800ft to the treelin…
Historic Building in Juneau

Alaska State Capitol

Built from 1929 to 1931 as the territorial Federal Building, the capitol looks more like an overgrown high school. Stuffed inside are legislative chambers, the governor’s office, and offices for the hundreds of staf…
Historic Site in Juneau

Wickersham State Historical Site

Overlooking downtown Juneau is Wickersham State Historical Site, which preserves the 1898 home of pioneer judge and statesman James Wickersham. In 2011, the museum was closed for extensive renovation. Call to see if…
Church in Juneau

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

Built in 1893 against the backdrop of Mt Juneau, the onion-domed church is the oldest original one in Alaska. From a small gift shop filled with matreshkas(nestling dolls)and other handcrafted items from Russia, you…
Plaza in Juneau

Waterfront Area & South Franklin Street

Between the cruise ships and Willoughby Ave, Marine Park is an open space where kids practice skateboard tricks, state workers enjoy a sack lunch and tired tourists occasionally take a sunny nap. The dock has a scul…
Notable Building in Juneau

State Office Building

The State Office Building is locally as the SOB. From the outdoor court on the 8th floor there is a spectacular view of the channel and Douglas Island, while in the lobby is a massive Kimball organ dating back to 19…