Juneau, Alaska Cruise Port
You may find it hard to believe, but Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is almost as large as Delaware and Rhode Island combined and it can’t be accessed by road. That’s right, you can’t drive in or out of this large city – you have to arrive by cruise ship, ferry or plane. The area of Juneau became what it is thanks to the Gold Rush in the 1880s. Mining remains an important aspect of the town, but as the capital of the state, Juneau is also known for having lots of government jobs and buildings. Featured below are a few of our most recommended experiences for Juneau, Alaska:
You can take a shuttle or helicopter ride from Juneau to Mendenhall Glacier. This is a stunning glacier where you can take a tour with a park ranger and possibly get a glimpse of a bear catching salmon.
Learn about Alaska’s prized salmon at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery where salmon is raised and harvested.
Visit the Alaska State Museum to see artifacts from Alaska’s past, including exhibits on Eskimos, Aleuts and other native tribes.
Get a little loud at the Red Dog Saloon, a bar modeled after the Wild Wild West. Here you’ll feel like you’ve just returned from the O.K. Corral.