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Mendenhall Glacier

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Address: End of Glacier Spur Road, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: 9077890097
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Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Helicopter rides, Getting married
Description: Located in Mendenhall Lake, this glacier is 1.5 miles wide and 12 miles...
Located in Mendenhall Lake, this glacier is 1.5 miles wide and 12 miles long.
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Beautiful glacier you can drive to.

Beautiful. This is one glacier you can drive up close too. During salmon spawning season you will see salmon and possibly black bears. There a short walk to a nugget falls that's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. This is one glacier you can drive up close too. During salmon spawning season you will see salmon and possibly black bears. There a short walk to a nugget falls that's with it, a visitor center, trails, and gift shop. It's a popular side trip for cruise ship passengers so it can be teeming with visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

The glacier was beautiful! The information center have scopes so you can see the sheep on the cliffs, which was awesome! The hikes were beautiful, especially when you get to the waterfall!!

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Amazing views... Highly recommended, Very beautiful, and SUPER easy to access. You can see it from the road, or go on a hike to see it more close up... Must see in Juneau. Plus we saw a black bear which made it even more special.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Mendenhall Glacier is beautiful and is a site that shouldn't be missed. The walk to the waterfall is fun and lovely. We totally enjoyed our time there and highly recommend it.

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Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Our tour is pricey - $300+ per person. But, it's worth it. The helicopter ride gave us a breathtaking view of the glacier. The walk on the glacier is awesome and unforgettable. Highly recommended. We booked our tour through Celebrity Cruise and we are very pleased.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had such a good time walking and exploring the glacier. It was beautiful and the blues were crazy.

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Harrow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The end of the glacier is already over a mile from the visitor's centre and the various viewing points. There are walks which will take you closer but they were too long for us to undertake in the time we had available. We did a shorter walk to a viewing point and on our return we attended a short talk... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Beautiful View of Glacier from the Visitor's Center. Nice walk down to the bottom and around. Telescopes from the Visitor's Center give you a closeup view of the waterfall across the way. 20 minute film in center. Kayakers, and parasailers were going across the water while we were there.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Beautiful visitor center-one of the best -it is like museum. If you have a disability or do not want to get wet-you can see the glacier and waterfall very well from the visitor center. Good staff presentations and film. Trails for all levels-we hiked several of them. It was a rainy rainy day in the 50s. But we had proper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful, and SUPER easy to access. You can see it from the road, or go on a hike to see it more close up, or fly to it in a helicopter. Must see in Juneau.

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Address: Address: End of Glacier Spur Road, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: 9077890097
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Juneau
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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