Go wild in Juneau

Alaska's third-largest city is not your typical capital

Pink and yellow flowers in a meadow at Brotherhood Park in Juneau with Mendenhall Glacier in the background
Brotherhood Park in Juneau is known for its abundant meadows and majestic view of the Mendenhall Glacier
(Image credit: Patrick J. Endres / Getty Images)

For every adventurer eager to hike and kayak around Juneau, there is a history buff  excited to learn about Indigenous cultures and the city's gold mining days. Juneau's landscape also offers endless variety, a temperate rainforest surrounded by beautiful mountains and glaciers. Here are a few ways to experience the joys of Alaska's unique capital, from whale watching to panning for gold.

Visit Mendenhall Glacier

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