Alaska Folk Festival | Alaska Marine Highway | Extended Stay Deluxe Juneau - Shell Simmons Drive |
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.
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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12/14 Coming to The area
Alaska Folk Festival Juneau AK April8-14 FREE! There is no admission charge to any concert, dance, workshop or other event. AFF encourages and supports non-professional musicians as well as professionals.
Southeast Alaska State Fair Haines AK July25-28 This annual fair is held at the fairgrounds in Haines in mid-August and grew out of a strawberry festival. It features agriculture, home arts, fine arts and crafts. The highlight is the Bald Eagle Music Festival. Pig racing for cookies is a featured attraction, along with a logging contest, art demonstrations, exhibits of flowers, livestock, baked goods, quilting, and woodworking. A horse show, parade and other events round out the attractions.
Alaska Bald Eagle Festival Haines AK November11-17 This festival celebrates the world's largest gathering of bald eagles in the Chilkat Valley near Haines at a time when the eagles are feeding on a late run of coho and chum salmon. The eagles congregate along the Chilkat River and can easily be viewed from many pullouts on the Haines Highway in the Bald Eagle Preserve. The festival includes the release of wild rehabilitated eagles, live bird presentations, art exhibits, naturalist-guided tours, photographic workshops, seminars on birding and natural history topics, exhibits, and keynote speakers.