Juneau is a popular starting point for Alaskan adventures, be sure to have time to explore the city. Take a free tour of the Capitol Building (the headquarters of the Legislative Authority) built in 1931, then take some photos from the elegant Governor’s House. Explore downtown streets on foot and shop for unique jewelry or handmade art by Alaskan artists. You can watch a show at the Performance Theater, the state’s only professional theater.
Come to the glaciers, and Juno won’t disappoint you. You can go hiking to get to near the Mendenhall Glacier and Naget Falls, the most popular tourist attraction in Juneau. Face more glaciers, as well as the glacier mountains, waterfalls, and majestic rock walls of Tracy Arm Fjord. For more suspense, explore this icy landscape on a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft.
Take the Mount Roberts Tramway to the top of Mount Roberts to see sweeping city views. Anglers will appreciate the abundance of halibut and salmon fishing. Passengers can benefit from great skiing, snowboarding, or hiking for nearly 210 kilometers of trails. Throughout your adventures, you may notice some notable Alaskan wildlife, including bears, whales, sea lions, mountain goats and eagles.
Wonderful areas to visit
Learn about the city’s history, including the original Tlingit culture and state path to the official state of the United States, at the Alaska State Museum and Juno Douglas Museum. You can walk through the rainforest and admire the flower towers made of trees upside down on an adventure rainy glacier. Take a guided tour to see panoramic views at the top of Mount Thunder.
Learn about local birds at the Juno Raptor Center. Travel out of the way to explore the tranquil gardens and grounds and the reflective Saint Therese National Shrine Church, a 30-minute drive from the city. After completing the cultural tours of the city, you can try Juno’s main food: seafood. Order fresh salmon and lobster – or, for more risky meals, you can order sea horse or dried snails.