Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Juneau, Alaska

6: Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Juneau-Douglas City Museum
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History of Juneau is as diverse and captivating as the scenery itself. You can enter this museum for free at any time during off season months. Inside you will find information and exhibits that detail the native culture of the city of Juneau, as well as the development of the city since its founding. A short, but interesting stop for any vacationer.

Address: 114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801

7: Shrine of St. Therese

Shrine of St. Therese
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This is shrine that anyone will feel welcomed, not just practicing faiths. Its architecture is magnificent and is worth the trip if you are one who likes to go off the beaten path. The environment is very peaceful and soothing. Sit down and learn the story of St. Therese of Lisieux, it is one that resonates in all of us.

Address: Tongass National Forest, 21425 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801

8: State Capitol Building

State Capitol Building

This is another great quick stop in the city of Juneau. The State Capitol breaks the mold in that it is much humbler and more petite than what you would normally expect. It was built on a budget, so that’s why the building itself looks so modest when compared to other states. It fits perfectly with the personality of the city and its people.

Address: 120 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801

9: Alaskan Brewing Company

Alaskan Brewing Company
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Beer is a fantastic way to warm you up on a frigid day—and in Alaska there sure are a lot of those days. This famous brewing company christens their beer with the best water on Earth, straight from a glacier, as well as some local spruce tips to give it the unique blend of flavor. It is highly recommended to take a tour of this great place, sampling some brews along the way.

Address: 5429 Shaune Dr, Juneau, AK 99801

10: Last Chance Mining Museum

Last Chance Mining Museum
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Mr Hicks46

This museum highlights the major gold rush era in American history. The museum houses the same tools and equipment that were used by the workers that mined during the 1900s. It may not sound exciting on paper, but there are some mammoth pieces of equipment that have to be seen in-person to truly appreciate what miners did back in the early days of Juneau.

Address: 1001 Basin Rd, Juneau, AK 99801

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