Attractions

Top Choice Glacier in Juneau

Mendenhall Glacier

Going to Juneau and not seeing the Mendenhall is like visiting Rome and skipping the Colosseum. The most famous of Juneau’s ice floes, and the city’s most popular attraction, flows 13 miles from its source, the June…
Top Choice Historic Site in Sitka

Sitka National Historical Park

This mystical juxtaposition of tall trees and totems is Alaska’s smallest national park and the site where the Tlingits were finally defeated by the Russians in 1804.The mile-long Totem Trail winds its way past 18 t…
Top Choice Glacier in Yakutat

Hubbard Glacier

Just 30 miles north of Yakutat is Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in the world. The 8-mile-wide glacier is easily Alaska’s most active. The riptides and currents that flow between Gilbert Point and th…
Top Choice Museum in Skagway

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Museum & Visitor Center

The recently improved NPS center is in the original 1898 White Pass & Yukon Route depot. The center is spread over two interconnecting buildings. One contains a small museum explaining some of the Klondike backg…
Top Choice Historic Building in Sitka

Russian Bishop's House

East of downtown along Lincoln St, the Russian Bishop’s House is the oldest intact Russian building in Sitka. Built in 1843 by Finnish carpenters out of Sitka spruce, the two-story log house is one of only four surv…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Haines

Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage & Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Center

Part of a welcome renaissance in Tlingit art and culture in Alaska, this new heritage center is located in the ancient native village of Klukwan, 22 miles north of Haines. The center includes some of the most prized…
Historic Site in Juneau

Treadwell Mine Historical Trail

It's hard to envisage today, but the Treadwell mine on Douglas Island was once the largest gold mine in the world, set up like a minitown with its own baseball diamond, stores, dormitories and blacksmith. Reaching i…
Cable Car in Juneau

Mt Roberts Tramway

As far as cable cars 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 1750ft to the ti…
Museum in Juneau

Last Chance Mining Museum

Amble out to the end of Basin Rd, a beautiful 1-mile walk from the north end of Gastineau Ave, to the former Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining Company complex. It's now a museum where you can view remains of the compressor …
Church in Sitka

St Michael's Cathedral

Built between 1844 and 1848, this church stood for more than 100 years as Alaska’s finest Russian Orthodox cathedral. When a fire destroyed it in 1966, the church had been the oldest religious structure from the Rus…