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Juneau Introduction


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Juneau, Alaska, enjoys a majestic setting in a narrow fjord with Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts towering above it. To the east is the vast expanse of glacial ice known as the Juneau Icefield, and to the west are the wilderness islands of the Inside Passage.   Click here to see the full Juneau travel guide on Travel42 »

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Juneau Geography


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Downtown Juneau hugs Gastineau Channel, where cruise ships dock. Juneau also includes Douglas, across the channel on Douglas Island; Thane; the Lemon Creek area; Mendenhall Valley; Mendenhall Glacier; Auke Bay; and what locals call "out the road."   Click here to see the full Juneau travel guide on Travel42 »

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Juneau History


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Prior to the discovery of gold in Juneau in 1880, the largest Alaska Native settlement in the area was Auk Village near Auke Bay. Juneau, called Dzantik'i Heeni by the Tlingits (meaning "where the flatfish gather") was a fish camp and summer home. People didn't live there year-round because of the horrendous frigid Taku winds barreling down the mountain passes from the Juneau Icefield.  Click here to see the full Juneau travel guide on Travel42 »

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Juneau Sightseeing & Things to Do


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One of the first things you'll notice in Juneau, after you stop staring at all the mountains, is the contrast between the gold-rush-era buildings and modern high-rises—and, on the street, between the rubber-booted fisherfolk and the suit-and-tie government employees. The Historic District is crammed with shops, galleries, bars, hotels and restaurants. City and state buildings, churches and museums are a few blocks away, so most of the points of interest are within walking distance.  Click here to see the full Juneau travel guide on Travel42 »

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Juneau Nightlife


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The best way to look for nightlife in Juneau is with your ears. Just listen for music as you walk up South Franklin Street, down Front Street and through the Merchant's Wharf. Usually, there's live music, DJs and karaoke. On a sunny summer night, don't be surprised if the locals are still outside playing.  Click here to see the full Juneau travel guide on Travel42 »

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Juneau Restaurants & Dining


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Seafood is the specialty of most restaurants, but the city also has a surprising array of different cuisines. A salmon bake is an experience every visitor should have, so make reservations in advance.   Click here to see the full Juneau travel guide on Travel42 »

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