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Juneau is the State Capital of Alaska, located on the Gastineau Channel in Alaska's Panhandle. Juneau experiences a mild, wet climate. Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts overlook the city and the terminus of Mendenhall Glacier is nearby. The community of Douglas is connected by a bridge.

In 1880, Joseph Juneau and Richard Harris discovered gold here, which spurred development of a gold-mining town. Juneau was designated the capital of the Alaska Territory in 1900, but it was not moved here from Sitka until 1906. Most gold mining ended in the 1940s. When Alaska entered the Union in 1959, Juneau continued as the state capital.

Today Juneau, population 30,711, relies on state government, commercial fishing and tourism as its economic base. Of interest are the Last Chance Mining Museum and the Alaska State Museum.

The Alaska Marine Highway serves Juneau from its terminal in Auke Bay. Juneau also is served by major airlines and floatplane companies. The University Of Alaska Southeast is also here.

Alaska Folk Festival | Alaska Marine Highway | Extended Stay Deluxe Juneau - Shell Simmons Drive |
Art Gallery of the North | Naa Kahidi Theater | Alaska Great Escapes | Mendenhall Glacier |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Crondahls B&B | Entrance Point Homestead B&B | Jan's View B & B | Salmonberry Inn |
Education University Of Alaska Southeast |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Glacier Cafe | The Fiddlehead Restaurant and Bakery | Bartlett Regional Hospital |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Cashen Quarters | Pearson Pond Luxury Inn | Pybus Point Lodge |
City Parks Departments Admiralty Island National Monument |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Debbie Sis Realtor | Tom Kohan |
Science AKcess Eco-Tours | Marie Drake Planetarium |
Shopping Mountain Gears |
Sports and Sporting Events Juneau Sportfishing & Sightseeing | Ski Eaglecrest | Taku Smokeries Marketplace |
Transportation Juneau Flight School |
Vacation Rentals Forget-Me-Knot Cottages and Charters |
Wildlife Viewing Gastineau Fish Hatchery | Kowee Creek Hatchery | Seahook Charters of Alaska | Snettisham Fish Hatchery | Southeast Alaska Veterinary Clinic |

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