Juneau Points of Interest
Explore Juneau’s many captivating points of interest. From magnificent waterfalls and majestic glaciers to serene picnic areas and prime wildlife viewing spots, Juneau offers an array of remarkable attractions.
Points of Interest
A highlight for many visitors, this chapel lies 22 miles north of Juneau off of the Glacier Highway. As Juneau’s expensive waterfront homes peter out, the Shrine of St. Therese appears on your left. It’s in a stunning setting, on an island with crashing surf, mountain views, and a rugged coastline, where you can look for humpback whales and sea lions. Take the trail from the parking lot back to a caretaker’s headquarters, a small stone… ...more
Don’t look for a dome and don’t look for big grounds; Alaska’s capitol building is one of the few that have neither. That’s because the territory of Alaska had trouble securing funding and land for the building, relying on local residents to provide funding. Completed in 1931, it housed the federal government until statehood in 1959. Today, the large, boxy building — and the location — aren’t popular with locals, but efforts to fund a new… ...more