Juneau City Facts
|Country||USA (United States of America)|
|Total Area||3,255 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||58.3514° N, 134.5116° W|
|Time Zone||AKST (UTC−09:00)|
|Museums||Juneau-Douglas City Museum|
|Universities||University of Alaska Southeast|
About Juneau City
Juneau is the city and the capital of the US state of Alaska. Founded in 1881, the city was named after gold prospector Joe Juneau. It was formed when the two men marked a 160-acre town site, which became a mining camp.
Later this camp developed into a small town named Harrisburg. This was renamed to Rockwell later and in 1881, the name was again changed to Juneau. Alaska was granted statehood in 1959 and the city flourished a lot. It later enhanced with increased government and tourism jobs. It is the third largest city in the world and has one of the largest gold mines in the world.
Hotels in Juneau:
Best Western Grandma’s Feather Bed, Best Western Country Lane Inn, Goldbelt Hotel Juneau, Juneau Hotel, Prospector Hotel, Travelodge Juneau Airport, Frontier Suites Airport Hotel, Aspen Hotel Fairbanks, Alaskan, Super 8 Motel and Driftwood Lodge are some of the hotels in the city that provide world-class reception to its guests.
Places of Attraction in Juneau:
Mendenhall Glacier, Mount Roberts Tramway, Alaska State Museum, Mount Roberts Trail, Glacier Gardens, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Alaska-Gastineau Mill and Gold Mine Tour, Gastineau Salmon Hatchery -maritime museum, Last Chance Mining Museum, Green Angel Gardens and Eaglecrest Ski Area are the interesting sights in the city. Tourists also visit St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, the Capitol and Alaska State Museum.
Transportation in Juneau:
There are several means by which you can travel to Juneau. It is easily accessible by both sea and by air. The ferry service of Alaska Marine Highway System is a very convenient mode of transportation in Juneau. The Juneau International Airport has several scheduled flights operating to and from Juneau. So you can also take the air route to reach Juneau.
Cruise in Juneau:
There are many cruise lines that operate cruises in Juneau. Some of the popular cruise lines are as follows:
- Royal Caribbean
- Holland America Line
- Regent Seven Sea Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Carnival Cruises Line
- Norwegian Cruise Line