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Juneau, Alaska

In 1880, it was slow going for Joe Juneau and Richard Harris as they searched for gold with the help of Native guides. After climbing mountains, forging streams and facing countless difficulties, they found nuggets "as large as beans."

From their discovery came three of the largest gold mines in the world. By the end of World War II, more than $150 million in gold had been mined. Eventually the mines closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became the capital of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of government.

Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles.

Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.

Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching
  • Glacier Flightseeing
  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
  • Glacier Gardens
  • Dog Sledding
  • Juneau Tram

More about Juneau, Alaska Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier -

    This amazing glacier is 13 miles long, a half-mile wide and from 300 to 1,800 feet deep. Stretching from the Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake, it has been slowly retreating since the mid 1700s.

  • Outdoor Adventures -

    Enjoy what is truly an outdoorsman's paradise, with activities you won't find anywhere else. Go for a ride on a dog sled, whale watching, hiking, biking, flightseeing, ziplining and more.

  • Whale Watching -

    You're virtually ensured a whale sighting from April to November when hundreds of humpbacks feed and frolic in the waters of the northern Inside Passage. Orcas are also common sightings in Juneau.

  • Glacier Flightseeing -

    Fly over the massive Juneau Icefield and get a front-row seat to awe-inspiring glaciers, spectacular icefalls and majestic rock formations - accessible only from the air.

  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery -

    Discover the life cycle of the Pacific salmon species. Witness their amazing development from tiny fish (year round) to returning adult salmon fighting their way up a 450-ft fish ladder (late-June to October). Indoor aquarium displays showcase local marine life in a natural setting.

  • Glacier Gardens -

    This 50-acre garden features species native to this temperate rainforest. Guided tours provide insight into a self-sustaining ecosystem and lookout points on Thunder Mountain are spectacular.

  • Dog Sledding -

    Meet professional mushers and their amazing canine companions in an introduction to Alaska's state sport. Take a flight to a glacier to experience flying over the snow, or visit the summertime training grounds for a ride in a wheeled sled.

  • Juneau Tram -

    For a bird's-eye view, take a five-minute tram ride to the top of Mt. Roberts for a panoramic vantage point 1,800 feet above the city. Mountaintop attractions include trails, shops and nature displays.

57 Excursions

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Mendenhall Glacier Explorer

3 hours | Juneau | JNU-100 J N U - 1 0 0

Easy Activity

From $69.95

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Mendenhall Glacier Explorer (Wheelchair Accessible)

3 hours | Juneau | JNU-101 J N U - 1 0 1

Wheelchair Accessible, Easy Activity

From $69.95

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Mendenhall Glacier & Juneau Tram

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-105 J N U - 1 0 5

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $109.95

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Mendenhall Glacier, Salmon Hatchery & Salmon Bake

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-120 J N U - 1 2 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $139.95

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Juneau Tram On Your Own

1.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-140 J N U - 1 4 0

Wheelchair Accessible, Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $55.00

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Alaska Salmon Bake

1.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-300 J N U - 3 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $74.95

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Juneau Highlights: Glacier Gardens & Whale Park

2.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-325 J N U - 3 2 5

Easy Activity

From $109.95

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Grand Tour by Land: Glacier Gardens & Mendenhall Glacier

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-330 J N U - 3 3 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $124.95

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Underground Mine Exploration & Gold Panning

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-340 J N U - 3 4 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $89.95

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Underground Mine Exploration & Gold Panning (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-341 J N U - 3 4 1

Wheelchair Accessible, Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $89.95

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Gold Panning Adventure & Alaska Salmon Bake

3 hours | Juneau | JNU-355 J N U - 3 5 5

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $124.95

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Alpine Meadow Trail Segway Ride

3 hours | Juneau | JNU-360 J N U - 3 6 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $169.95

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Treadwell: Living History Walk of Alaska's Lost Mine

2.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-375 J N U - 3 7 5

Moderate Activity

From $89.95

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Juneau Foodie Walking Tour

2.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-385 J N U - 3 8 5

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $164.95

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Alaska Zipline Adventure & Axe Throwing

3.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-400 J N U - 4 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From $229.95

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Alpine Zipline, Axe Throwing & Mendenhall Glacier Adventure

5.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-405 J N U - 4 0 5

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From $279.95

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Dog Sled Summer Camp

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-440 J N U - 4 4 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $199.95

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Sled Dog Discovery & Musher's Camp

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-445 J N U - 4 4 5

Easy Activity

From $199.95

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Bike & Tram Elevation Sensation

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-450 J N U - 4 5 0

Shopping Opportunities, Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $149.95

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Bike & Brew Glacier View

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-455 J N U - 4 5 5

Shopping Opportunities, Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $139.95

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Mendenhall Glacier Guide's Choice Trail Hike

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-475 J N U - 4 7 5

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $119.95

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Salmon Sportfishing Adventure

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-550 J N U - 5 5 0

Easy Activity, Includes snack

From $359.95

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Fins & Grins Fishing Adventure

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-555 J N U - 5 5 5

Easy Activity, Includes snack

From $359.95

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Shoreside Salmon Fishing

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-560 J N U - 5 6 0

Moderate Activity

From $169.95

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Local Connections: Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest Created by the Allen Family

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-610 J N U - 6 1 0

Easy Activity

From $204.95

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Local Connections: Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest Created by the Allen Family (Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-611 J N U - 6 1 1

Wheelchair Accessible, Easy Activity

From $204.95

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Evening Whale Quest Featuring Alaska Cuisine

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-620 J N U - 6 2 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $229.95

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Evening Whale Quest Featuring Alaska Cuisine (Wheelchair Accessible)

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-621 J N U - 6 2 1

Wheelchair Accessible, Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $229.95

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Mendenhall Glacier & Whale Quest

5.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-630 J N U - 6 3 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $244.95

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Whale Watching & Alaska Salmon Bake

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-640 J N U - 6 4 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $239.95

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Best of Juneau: Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier & Orca Point Lodge Meal

6.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-650 J N U - 6 5 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $284.95

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Local Connections: Discover Alaska's Whales - A Small-Group Experience Created by Alaskan Captain

3.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-670 J N U - 6 7 0

Easy Activity, Includes snack

From $219.95

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Sentinel Island Lighthouse & Whale Watching Cruise

4.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-680 J N U - 6 8 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $239.95

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Tracy Arm Fjord & Glacier Explorer Cruise

7.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-690 J N U - 6 9 0

Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $329.95

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Local Connections: Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari Designed by Alaskan Photographer

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-700 J N U - 7 0 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $239.95

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Alaska's Whales & Mendenhall Glacier Trail: Small-Group Experience

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-705 J N U - 7 0 5

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $239.95

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Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-740 J N U - 7 4 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $214.95

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Mendenhall Glacier Native Canoe Adventure

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-760 J N U - 7 6 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $234.95

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Glacier View Sea Kayaking

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-770 J N U - 7 7 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $149.95

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Mendenhall Glacier Kayak & Salmon Bake

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-775 J N U - 7 7 5

Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $284.95

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Mendenhall Glacier Paddle & Trek

5.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-780 J N U - 7 8 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $374.95

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Five-Glacier Seaplane Exploration

1.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-800 J N U - 8 0 0

Easy Activity

From $324.95

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Taku Lodge Feast & Five-Glacier Seaplane - a Discovery Exclusive

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-805 J N U - 8 0 5

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $479.95

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Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter & Guided Walk

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-810 J N U - 8 1 0

Easy Activity

From $419.95

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Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter, Guided Walk & Salmon Bake

3.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-815 J N U - 8 1 5

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $459.95

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Pilot's Choice Ice Age Exploration (with Two Landings)

2.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-825 J N U - 8 2 5

Easy Activity

From $569.95

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Taku Glacier Helicopter Landing & Airboat Tour - a Discovery Exclusive

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-830 J N U - 8 3 0

Easy Activity

From $729.95

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Local Connections: Dog Sledding & Glacier Adventure by Helicopter Created by Iditarod Musher

3 hours | Juneau | JNU-840 J N U - 8 4 0

Moderate Activity

From $749.95

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Dog Sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter

2.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-845 J N U - 8 4 5

Moderate Activity

From $709.95

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Helicopter Glacier Walkabout

3.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-850 J N U - 8 5 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $519.95

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Helicopter Glacier Trek

4.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-855 J N U - 8 5 5

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $569.95

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Private Jeep Tour with Driver - 4 Passengers

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-900 J N U - 9 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $649.95

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Private Van Tour with Driver - 14 Passengers

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-901 J N U - 9 0 1

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $799.95

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Interactive Self-Guided Jeep Adventure - Private 4 Door

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-905 J N U - 9 0 5

Easy Activity

From $459.95

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Interactive Self-Guided Jeep Adventure - Private 2 Door

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-906 J N U - 9 0 6

Easy Activity

From $359.95

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Private Whale Watching - 6 Passengers

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-910 J N U - 9 1 0

Easy Activity, Includes snack

From $1399.95

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All-Inclusive Luxury Whale Watch by Yacht

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-915 J N U - 9 1 5

Easy Activity, Includes snack

From $479.95

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