Juneau Things to Do

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  • 1. Mendenhall Glacier

    First named Auke Glacier in 1879 by Naturalist John Muir for the Aak'w Kwaan of the Tlingit tribe, Mendenhall Glacier was subsequently renamed in 1892 for the noted scientist Thomas Corwin Mendenhall,...

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  • 2. Mount Roberts

    The driver dropped us off at the Mt. Roberts Tramway, which we had purchased tickets on the ship. I was a little concerned when I got advance tickets that it would be bad weather (I had heard so much...

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  • 3. Whale Watching

    During this 3-hour cruise/tour, an on-board naturalist will explain much about the wildlife and natural phenomena, such as the glaciers, that you will see. On our cruise, the naturalist happened to be...

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  • 4. Red Dog Saloon

    I'm not quite sure what brought "The Red Dog Saloon" all of its notariety, but it does seem to be a place that most people want to see when they visit Juneau. The Red Dog's own website doesn't even...

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  • 5. Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure

    After the glacier we went to Juneau Gardens, which had upside down trees - due to a landslide that blocked the road, all the debris and logs were pushed onto this property and the man (Steve) who...

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  • 6. Alaska State Museum

    One place I really wanted to go to in Juneau on this latest trip was the "Alaska State Museum." My daughter and I walked about a mile from the ship to get there and spent at least an hour there, but...

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  • 7. Salmon Hatchery

    Next we went to the salmon hatchery and they explained how they raised salmon. They collect the eggs and milt and then raise the small salmon to a certain size and let them go out to the ocean and...

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  • 8. St Nicholas Orthodox Church

    This picture was taken by my father in 1973. The Russian influence is still visible throughout this part of Alaska. From the church's website: "Although there were no Russians in Juneau at that time...

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  • 9. Goldbelt Mount Roberts - To Tram or Not to Tram

    For the best panoramic view of Juneau, Douglas Island and the Gastineau Channel, take the Mount Roberts Tramway. The 1,800 foot ascent up the side of Mt....

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  • 10. Patsy Ann's Heroic Tale

    "If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven." --James ThurberPatsy Ann was a very real and famous canine...

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  • 11. The Juneau Arts & Culture Center

    I was heading for the Alaska State Museum when I was drawn into JACC. This is a very active part of Juneau cultural life. I talked with the staff there and was...

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  • 12. Juneau from Douglas, Alaska

    Driving across the bay to Douglas Island and the spread out community of Douglas you get a much different perspective of the area. Douglas Island is much less...

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  • 13. Wild Flowers Even in July

    These bright purple flowers can be found all over the hills of the area surrounding Juneau. The contrast of the purple against the bright green grass or hills...

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  • 14. Salmon Bake

    This bus was a school bus and it took us out to the salmon bake.I was a little disappointed in this as it was not as good as I remembered it being in Seattle....

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  • 15. Watching the Bears Near Mendenhall

    Wildlife abounds in the Juneau area. Even bears can be spotted frequently in not only remote areas but also within towns.Just down the road from the Mendenhall...

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  • 16. A Whale Tour on A Small Boat

    The waters around the Northern Inside Passage we were told are home to over 600 humpback whales plus orcas from about March. This makes the area around Juneau...

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  • 17. Time to set sail!

    Well, I must admit, Anne and I really enjoyed Juneau!The Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon Bake Tour was an outstanding success and the weather was perfect.We...

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  • 18. Pose for that tacky tourist photo!

    What self respecting tourist would visit the Salmon Capital of the world and not be involved in the taking of at least one tacky photo.Well, you guessed it,...

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  • 19. Too many Jewellery stores!!!

    I don’t know about you, but my idea of visiting Alaska was not to spend my time shopping in jewelers’ stores! As a matter of fact, every cruise ship port has...

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  • 20. The Juneau Sky tram.

    The Juneau Sky tram climbs Mt Roberts and provides you with a magnificent view of the Juneau Township and surrounds.When you are perched up high on the...

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  • 21. The Gold Creek Salmon bake.

    The Gold Creek Salmon bake advertises itself as "A feast as grand as Alaska itself." And I agree.The tour cost US$40 in August 2010 and included a round trip...

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  • 22. Salmon spawning in “Steep Creek.”

    Just before you enter the car park to the Mendenhall Glacier you go over a bridge that spans Steep creek. I do not know how it got its name because it is a very...

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  • 23. Bears!

    While at Mendenhall glacier we decided to go for a walk on an elevated platform that leads from the western side of the car park. While on this walk we noticed...

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  • 24. Natures power.

    There are several walking trails at the Mendenhall glacier. The easiest and most accessable trail leads from the lakes edge to the east.After an easy stroll of...

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  • 25. Take a tour.

    After viewing the salmon it was time to board our coach and head for the Mendenhall Glacier, via the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.We had pre booked this adventure...

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