This gift store sits 1,800 feet above Juneau, at the top of the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway. So while you peruse one of the city’s best selections of Alaska Native artwork, you can also take in some amazing views. It’s why this is the place to “shop at the top.”
Authentic Art, Plus Little Treasures
Raven Eagle Gifts & Gallery is committed to selling artwork made by Alaska Natives, so you’ll see totem poles and yellow cedar masks made by Juneau Tlingits, ivory carvings from Inuits, antler carvings made by natives from the Arctic, and yellow-cedar masks crafted by local Tlingit artists. If paintings are what you’re after, look for framed prints by well-known Alaskan artists Rie Munoz and Yuki Adams.
The shop is filled with Alaska souvenirs and gifts: jewelry, seafood cookbooks, videos, T-shirts, baseball hats, glassware, ulus, and smoked salmon. The selection includes everything from museum-quality Alaska Native carvings to key chains, so there is something for everyone!
Peruse the Views, Too
Take the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway to the top and look out over snow-capped mountains, fjords, and Juneau’s capital. With up to 1,000 travelers a day riding the tram, this shop is one of the city’s busiest, but thanks to its wide aisles and uncluttered feel, you won’t feel cramped. In fact, you may think you’re shopping in a museum when you pass the permanent sculpture, “Salmon Return.” Made with 150,000 glass beads, it represents a cascading waterfall filled with salmon.