Juneau Visitor Center
Juneau Visitor Center Review
Juneau's colorful new visitor center, which opened in 2012, was designed by local architects to resemble a ship's hull, in a nod to the area's maritime history—and, perhaps, the nearly one-million cruise ship passengers who flock to the Capital City every summer. Covered in iridescent stainless steel shingles—which represent salmon scales—that change color depending on your angle of view, the building is located right next to the cruise ship dock on the downtown waterfront (which is being redeveloped to be more pedestrian friendly and efficient as part of a masterplan for the area). Here you can get complete details on Juneau sights and activities, plus walking-tour maps and a guide to local trails. Visitor information is also available at JCVB kiosks at Marine Park and at the ferry terminal.