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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks

The visitor center is excellent.  Go early (like 9 am) to avoid the crowds.  Then hike up the western side of the glacier which takes about 3 hours and ends up at a point which... more »

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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Tours
Owner description: The tour starts with a 10 minute jet boat ride across Gastineau Channel. At the beach you meet you guides and they will... more » Owner description: The tour starts with a 10 minute jet boat ride across Gastineau Channel. At the beach you meet you guides and they will escort you up to the outfitting shelter for a thorough orientation. After getting geared up and loaded onto our Mercedes Benz Unimog you will ride up the mountain to the top of the course. There is a short up-hill hike to the first platform from which you will descend through the trees and over the ruins of the Treadwell Gold Mine. There are 10 ziplines, 2 suspension bridges and you finish the course with a 42 foot rappel returning to ground near the outfitting shelter. Before you get back on the boat, we have a small shop where you can purchase an action photo from the last zipline or a t-shirt or sweatshirt to remember your excursion. The tour last a total of 3 hours and 15 minutes. Come fly through trees with us! « less
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Hiking Trails
Hiking trail beginning in downtown Juneau that is great for novices.
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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: View the world renowned Upside Down Flower Towers only at Glacier Gardens, AND indulge your senses in the naturally stunning... more » Owner description: View the world renowned Upside Down Flower Towers only at Glacier Gardens, AND indulge your senses in the naturally stunning temperate rainforest garden of the Tongass National Forest (tour provided in cooperation with the United States Forest Service). Your fully guided tour offers you a unique and fascinating garden experience that combines natural landscapes and non-native manicured gardens for the most colorful garden display found in Alaska's capital city. Tucked in the grasp of the mighty Tongass National Forest you will discover an Alaskan botanical garden unlike any found throughout the world. Travel onboard a guided tour through Juneau's temperate rainforest in covered vehicles while learning about native plant species such as Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock trees, devil's club, and skunk cabbage. No tour gives you easier access to the gorgeous Tongass atmostphere. The vast gardens are the creation of Steve and Cindy Bowhay, former local commercial fisherman and local master gardeners. Your guide will escort you through the gardens, past the renowned Flower Towers which were named as America's Most Interesting Landmark in a 2012 Reader's Digest issue, and into the rugged and unforgiving Tongass habitat to explain about the history of this property and to highlight the interesting characteristics of the natural environment you now find yourself. Bright floral arrangements and elegantly designed landscapes complement the natural beauty of the towering temperate rainforest and the cascading waterfalls bubbling nearby. There is a break for a short walk to an amazing cliff-side panoramic viewpoint where the thick forest gives way to a sweeping view of Juneau, the Mendenhall Valley, Gastineau Channel, Douglas Island, and the Chilkat Mountains. You return to the lower gardens where you can spend more time meandering the grounds and indulging in the Visitor's Center atrium filled with even more floral structures, such as the heart shaped impatience and hanging flower gardens - some petunias stretch to up to 12 feet long! The Visitor's Center features a live video feed from a camera aimed at an active bald eagles nest that is found on the property. You can find the feed online at our website as well. The Garden Gift Shop sells garden specific gifts like the wildflower-seed packets that you can plant at home, and the Garden Cafe serves espresso drinks, beverages, and light snacks so you can re-energize for your next Juneau adventure. « less
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Trams; Transportation
A six-minute ride up a 1,670-foot mountain slope.
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: ; Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Alaska State Museum is closed and will reopen in a brand new building on the same site in June of 2016. The new facility... more » Owner description: Alaska State Museum is closed and will reopen in a brand new building on the same site in June of 2016. The new facility will double the exhibit space, triple the collections space, expand the gift store, and add in a cafe, auditorium, classroom, reading room, as well as the State Library and Archives. « less
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Aquariums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor’s Center offers a unique variety of attractions & a truly Alaskan experience! Get a... more » Owner description: The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor’s Center offers a unique variety of attractions & a truly Alaskan experience! Get a birds-eye-view of our outdoor hatchery operations while a local guide shares with you the fascinating life cycle of an Alaskan salmon and the inner workings of the hatchery. During the months of May and June, you will have the opportunity to see juvenile salmon prior to their release. Adult salmon start returning the beginning of July and continue through October. Bald Eagles and seals frequent the hatchery and provide a fantastic wildlife viewing opportunity. Once inside, explore our salt water aquariums displaying over 150 species of marine life, including touch-tank aquariums where you will have the chance to physically interact with local sea animals. Venture through our gift-shop where we make it easy to ship wild Alaskan salmon anywhere in the United States. Wow your taste buds when you take the opportunity to taste a variety of salmon samples such as: king salmon dip, salmon caviar, salmon jerky, & canned salmon. A fun, affordable, & educational experience for the whole family! « less
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: A bustling community center all year 'round, the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (locally known as "the JACC") is home to the... more » Owner description: A bustling community center all year 'round, the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (locally known as "the JACC") is home to the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery featuring monthly exhibits by regional artists, the Lobby Shop, filled with unique local artwork, music, and books, and serves as a venue for performances, parties, meetings, and presentations. Built in 1959 as the National Guard Armory, the facility has been operated by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council for the past four years as a place to showcase, support, and encourage the arts in Juneau. Visitors will find the unusual, the oddball, and the unexpected here. During the summers, the Sunday Market on the lawn offers produce and arts and crafts, during the winter expect to find everything from cabaret to miniature golf. You can even wave to your friends from the live web cam: Let them see you in Alaska! « less
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Known as the "best little ski area in the world" by locals, this winter recreation area offers more than 30 trails covering... more » Owner description: Known as the "best little ski area in the world" by locals, this winter recreation area offers more than 30 trails covering 640 ski-able acres. « less
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features a variety of exhibits relating to local history, art... more » Owner description: Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features a variety of exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap and full scale replica, a 5x7 topographical map of Juneau, and comprehensive video, Juneau: City Built on Gold. In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter, various classes and workshops, educational tours and the Juneau History Grant. With our award winning online archive "Digital Bob" and "Historic Structures Database", we are continuing to expand our role as a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum gift shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. During the summer season the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Contact the Museum for more information. « less
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Gardens; Trails
Owner description: NO UPSIDE DOWN TREES HERE ONLY ALASKA NATURE UP CLOSE!!! Juneau Rainforest Garden is the original botanical garden in Juneau... more » Owner description: NO UPSIDE DOWN TREES HERE ONLY ALASKA NATURE UP CLOSE!!! Juneau Rainforest Garden is the original botanical garden in Juneau that focuses on identifying and discussing Native use of SE Alaska indigenous vegetation (ethnobotany). The 1000 foot temperate rainforest trail winds through incredible diversity of bog, meadow and mature forest. Enjoy seasonal wildflowers, huge skunk cabbage, forget-me-nots (State flower) and moss covered rainforest floor under canopy of Western Hemlock and Sitka Spruce (State tree). Umbrellas are provided. Trail is self guided with information brochure and placards, street shoe accessible and can accommodate those with limited mobility. Refreshments are served under a 70 foot pavilion displaying natural science Alaskana while owners host Q & A. This intimate venue is offered in combination with Mendenhall Glacier and Mount Roberts Tramway. 2014 Princess Cruises - Tour JNU-130 2014 Holland America - Grand Tour of Juneau « less
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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: History Museums; Museums
A museum that explores the history of the region's mining industry.
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Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #24 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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