A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.
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A tram ride up the side of Mount Roberts offers scenic views of Juneau's cruise ship dock and Gastineau Channel.
Take a ferry or plane to Alaska's capital. There's a lot to do both indoors and out.
Salmon are the most popular fish in the waters around Juneau.
Post office: 709 W. Ninth, in the Federal Building. 907-586-7987.
Juneau has no road linking it to the outside world, so all travel is done by boat and by plane.
Juneau has several state parks, including Point Bridget State Park north of town and Wickersham State Historical Site in town.
Inside Passage's largest city has golden roots
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, bursts during the summer with hundreds of thousands of cruise-ship passengers. Twelve decades ago, the young city was swamped with prospectors.
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Situated on the upper Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, Juneau is almost 600 air miles from Anchorage and 900 miles from Seattle.
31,200 (2003 state estimate)
Juneau was founded as a gold-mining camp in 1880. It became Alaska territorial capital in 1900, home of the Legislature in 1912 and Alaska state capital in 1959 upon statehood. There's no highway access to rest of Alaska or to Canadian provinces. It's the home of University of Alaska Southeast.
Mount Roberts tram, Alaska State Museum, Capitol, Mendenhall Glacier, flightseeing, salmon hatchery and fishing.
Remember your rain jacket. The Juneau and Inside Passage climate is wet. It rains, on average, between 3 inches (April) and 7 inches (September) a month. Average summer high temperatures are in the 50s, with lows in the 40s.
There's a lot to do in Juneau, both indoors and out. Museums, flightseeing, fishing, hiking and camping are part of the fun, as are rides on the Mount Roberts tram and the downtown trolley.
Transportation in and out of Juneau is by air or boat. Alaska Airlines provides daily jet service, and propeller-plane companies visit nearby cities. The Alaska ferry system connects Juneau with other Southeast Alaska towns.