Looking for fun activities in Juneau? Discover Alaska’s capital city by antique trolley. Nestled between stunning mountain vistas and winding waterways, the modern city of Juneau is reminiscent of the old west. From the colorful port, to the busy capitol building, to the stunning views from Douglas Island, this unique city has a surprise around every corner. As Seen on Hotel Impossible!
The fully narrated City Trolley tour, featured on Season Four of the Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible, winds through the streets of the Historic Downtown driving near the Capitol Building, Cope Park, Alaska State Museum, the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and The Red Dog Saloon. You’ll learn about the characters who made Juneau the number 1 mining town in the world and put Alaska on the map. From the trolley, you have the option of stopping at the Hatchery (June through August – $5.00 charge not included). A short trip to Douglas Island may also be included as a picture stop looking back on to the town of Juneau.
Enjoy a narrated city tour with one of our trained local guides. Natives of Juneau, drivers Archie Lee and Ben Jackson, Tlingit Indians, will regale you with stories from local history that stretches back 10,000 years – to the beginning of human history in the area. You’ll hear about the origins of the Haida-Tlingit tribe, the impact of Russian, European, and American influences, and the gold that formed the past and thus the present. You’ll pass over the Gastineau Channel to view the incredible panorama of Juneau.
The crowning point of the City & Glacier tour is Juneau’s natural treasure, the Mendenhall Glacier. One of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice field. At this stop you can explore this glacial wonder from a variety of perspectives like Nugget Creek Falls and Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake to an unobstructed view of the glacier’s face. There you can visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for an elevated view of the glacier as well as interactive geological exhibits explaining glacier formation.
At the end of your tour, we’ll return you to the cruise ship terminal, just a five minute walk from downtown Juneau.
For more information call (907) 523-6095 or view tour details online.
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