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

    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. 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

    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

  • 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

    Forest

    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

    House/Mansion/Villa

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Park/Playground

    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

    Restaurant–Sight

    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

    Marina/Pier/Dock

    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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