Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum


    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. 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

  • 3. Walter Soboleff Center


    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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

    Fish Hatchery

    Salmon are integral to life in Southeast Alaska, and Alaskans are proud of their healthy fisheries. A visit to the hatchery is a great introduction...Read More

  • 6. Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure


    One of the upsides to living in a rain forest is the lush proliferation of plants and trees. At Glacier Gardens, they've turned local flora...Read More

  • 7. Governor's Mansion


    This stately colonial-style home completed in 1912 overlooks downtown Juneau. With 14,400 square feet, 6 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms, it's no...Read More

  • 8. Juneau Visitor Center

    Information Center

    In a nod to the area's maritime history—and the nearly one million cruise-ship passengers who flock to the Capital City every summer—Juneau...Read More

  • 9. Juneau-Douglas City Museum


    Exhibits at this city-run museum interpret pioneer, mining, and Tlingit history. A diorama of a fire assay lab shows how the Bureau of Mines...Read More

  • 10. Last Chance Mining Museum


    A 1½-mile hike or taxi ride behind town, this small museum is housed in the former compressor building of Juneau's historic AJ Gold Mine. The...Read More

  • 11. Marine Park


    On the dock where the cruise ships "tie up" is a little urban oasis with benches, shade trees, and shelter—a great place to enjoy an outdoor...Read More

  • 12. Mt. Roberts Tramway

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    One of Southeast's most popular tourist attractions whisks you from the cruise terminal 1,800 feet up the side of Mt. Roberts. After the six...Read More

  • 13. Red Dog Saloon


    The frontierish quarters of the Red Dog have housed an infamous Juneau watering hole since 1890. Nearly every conceivable surface in this two...Read More

  • 14. Seawalk


    Constructed as part of a long-range waterfront improvement plan, Juneau's Seawalk currently runs from Marine Park down to the end of South Franklin...Read More

  • 15. Shrine of St. Therese

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    If the crowds become overwhelming, and you have access to a vehicle, consider a visit to the Shrine of St. Therese, "out the road"—it's a peaceful...Read More

  • 16. South Franklin Street

    Building/Architectural Site

    The buildings on South Franklin Street and neighboring Front Street, among the oldest and most inviting structures in the city, house curio...Read More

  • 17. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Newly baptized Orthodox Natives and Siberian gold miners built what's now Southeast's oldest Russian church in 1894. Refurbished in the late...Read More

  • 18. State Office Building

    Government Building

    The building's sprawling eighth-floor patio, which faces the Gastineau Channel and Douglas Island, is a popular lunch destination for state...Read More

  • 19. Wickersham State Historical Site

    Historic District/Site

    At the top of the hill behind the capitol, on a rise sometimes known as "Chicken Ridge," stands the former residence of James Wickersham, pioneer...Read More

  • 20. Centennial Hall Visitor Center

    Information Center

    Here you can get complete details on Juneau sights and activities, plus walking-tour maps. You can find out about hiking trails and other activities...Read More

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