Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska

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  • 1. Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    As of this writing, the new Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum—called SLAM—is slated to reopen in May 2016. Constructed on the site of...Read More

  • 2. Anan Wildlife Observatory

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    A prime spot to view brown and black bears, Anan lies within the Tongass National Forest. Each summer as many as 30 or 40 bears gather at Anan...Read More

  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

    3. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Tidewater glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park calve icebergs into the sea with loud blasts. Humpback whales breach, spout, and slap their...Read More

    Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
  • 4. Haines Highway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    The breathtaking Haines Highway, a National Scenic Byway, starts at Mile 0 in Haines and continues 152 miles to Haines Junction. You don't have...Read More

  • 5. LeConte Glacier

    Geological Site

    Petersburg's biggest draw lies at the foot of the Stikine Ice Cap. Accessible only by air or water, LeConte Glacier is the continent's southernmost...Read More

  • 6. Mendenhall Glacier

    Geological Site

    Glaciers are abundant in Southeast Alaska, but only a very few are as accessible as the Mendenhall Glacier. Alaska's most-visited drive-up glacier...Read More

  • 7. Pack Creek

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    More than 90% of Admiralty Island is preserved within the Kootznoowoo Wilderness. Its chief attraction is Pack Creek, where you can watch brown...Read More

  • 8. Salmon Glacier

    Geological Site

    A spectacular unpaved road from Hyder into Canada winds 17 miles to remote Salmon Glacier, one of the few glaciers accessible by road in Southeast...Read More

  • 9. Sitka National Historical Park

    Museum/Gallery

    The main building at this 113-acre park houses a small museum with fascinating historical exhibits and photos of Tlingit Native culture. Highlights...Read More

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  • 10. Totem Bight State Historical Park

    Native American Site

    About a quarter of the Ketchikan bus tours include this park that contains many totem poles and has a hand-hewn Native clan house. Totem Bight...Read More

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  • 11. Walter Soboleff Center

    Museum/Gallery

    This center devoted to Alaska Native art, culture, and language opened in May 2015. Operated by Sealaska Heritage Institute and named for a...Read More

  • 12. Admiralty Island

    Island

    The island is famous for its lush old-growth rain forest and abundant wildlife, including one of the largest concentrations of brown bears anywhere...Read More

  • 13. Admiralty Island National Monument

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The Forest Service's Admiralty Island National Monument has a canoe route that crosses the island via a chain of lakes and trails, and some...Read More

  • 14. Alaska Charters and Adventures

    Tour–Sight

    This outfit leads small group tours (six guests or fewer) to Anan for day trips of six to nine hours. Most of the time is spent above Anan Creek...Read More

  • 15. Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    In winter, the section of the preserve between Mile 19 and Mile 21 of the Haines Highway harbors the largest concentration of bald eagles in...Read More

  • 16. Alaska Indian Arts

    Native American Site

    Dedicated to the preservation and continuation of Alaska Native art, this nonprofit organization occupies what was Ft. Seward's hospital. You...Read More

  • 17. Alaska Raptor Center

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Above Indian Creek, a 20-minute walk from downtown, Alaska's only full-service avian hospital rehabilitates from 100 to 200 birds each year...Read More

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  • 18. Alaska State Capitol

    Government Building

    Completed in 1931 and remodeled in 2006, this unassuming building houses the governor's office and hosts state legislature meetings in winter...Read More

  • 19. Alaska Tour & Travel

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    This operator offers shore excursions in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway, as well as customized tour packages through Southcentral Alaska and...Read More

  • 20. Alaska Tours

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This organization helps individuals and groups plan trips from Southeast to the Northwest and everything in between. ...Read More

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