Attractions

Glacier in Juneau

Mendenhall Glacier

The most famous of Juneau’s ice floes, and the city’s most popular attraction, is Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska’s famous drive-in glacier. The glacier flows 13 miles from its source, the Juneau Ice Field, and has a hal…
Historic Site in Juneau

Museums & Historic Sites

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…
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…
Park in Juneau

Point Bridget State Park

Juneau’s only state park is 2850-acre Point Bridget State Park, which overlooks Berners Bay and Lynn Canal; salmon fishing is excellent off the Berners Bay beaches and in Cowee Creek. Hiking trails wander through ra…
Park in Juneau

Sandy Beach Recreation Area

From downtown, Nordic Dr heads north on a scenic route that ends at Sandy Beach Recreation Area, a beautiful day-use area 2 miles from downtown. There are 2000-year-old Tlingit fish traps snaking the mudflats and a …
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…
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…
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

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…