Juneau Points of Interest
Points of Interest
The most spectacular and accessible waterfalls around Alaska you can see from the road, from a hike, or from a day cruise.
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
Juneau is a popular whale viewing spot, but you can also see sea lions, eagles, bears, and more. See our list of spots and tours.
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