Sightseeing and Glaciers in Juneau

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Sightseeing and Glaciers

AJ Mine Gastineau Mill Tour. Former miners lead two-hour tours of the historic AJ Gold Mine south of Juneau. The tours, which depart from downtown by bus, include a gold-panning demonstration and time in the old tunnels that lace the mountains. Sheep Creek Mine Rd., Juneau, AK, 99801. 907/463–5017. www.ajgastineauminetour.com. Call for prices.

Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau. The bureau maintains a list of companies that conduct tours of Mendenhall Glacier, and others that provide boat trips to Tracy Arm's Sawyer Glacier, about 50 miles southeast of Juneau. The recently opened Juneau Visitors Center, next to the Mt. Roberts Tramway building on South Franklin Street, is the bureau's most convenient location for summertime visitors, and a fun example of local architecture. 800 Glacier Ave., Suite 201, Juneau, AK. 907/586–2201 or 888/581–2201. www.traveljuneau.com.

Mighty Great Trips. The company leads guided bus tours that include a visit to Mendenhall Glacier as well as helicopter tours, river rafting, and whale-watching. Juneau, AK, 99801. 907/789–5460. www.mightygreattrips.com. From $35.

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