Welcome to Juneau
|Manager:||Nicole San Nicolas|
|Address:||1873 Shell Simmons Drive|
|Hours:||6:00 am – 10:00 pm|
Choose from 38 glaciers in the Juneau Icefield, including the 12-mile-long and 1,800 feet deep Mendenhall Glacier, a great river of ice. It is part of the Tongass National Forest and attracts lots of visitors. Start your trip by going to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for stunning views of a lake-terminating, calving glacier. More than 500,000 visitors come through the visitor center per year. You also have the chance to see black bears feeding at the salmon stream. Make your trip unforgettable and go on a glacier and fjord cruise at the Tracy Arm Fjord. See elevated glaciers, Alaska’s largest icebergs, whales, and much more. (For facts about the glaciers, click here)
Enjoy Juneau’s abundant wildlife. You have a chance to see bears, bald eagles, humpback whales – especially April through November. Guided tours can increase your chances of seeing black bear, Dall’s porpoise, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, mountain goats, and Sitka black tail deer. Juneau has over 280 species of birds, all five species of salmon, brown and black bears, and three species of whales.