Juneau International Airport serves the city and borough of Juneau. Alaska Airlines services the airport year round, operating upwards of 11 daily departures. Alaska Airlines serves Juneau and other Southeast Alaska villages via "Milk Run" flights which make multiple stops to and from Seattle or Anchorage.
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To really experience Alaska, it’s best to get out and explore it on foot. Juneau boasts more than 250 miles of hiking trails, so there are plenty of opportunities for hikers of all skill levels to get up close and personal with the area’s mountains, forests, meadows, and mining ruins.
Before your next cruise vacation to this remote capital, check out these top 10 Juneau, Alaska facts. Juneau, Alaska, has been renamed twice. In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris were prospecting for gold and came across nuggets "as large as beans" along Gold Creek in what is now Juneau.
Among the Alaska residents are state government employees whose offices operate out of Juneau (though some staff and departments are now based in Anchorage or strategically spread out across Alaska). Juneau’s tiny downtown is the hub of state government.
Mendenhall Glacier (also Sitaantaagu) is a glacier about 13.6 miles (21.9 km) long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. The glacier and surrounding landscape is protected as part of the 5,815 acres (2,353 ha) Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, a federally designated unit of the Tongass National Forest.
Juneau is Alaska’s closest “big” city to the Lower 48, which makes it surprisingly reachable any time of year. In less than a three-hour from Seattle, multiple direct flights arrive daily. Charter, regional and major airlines all serve Juneau International Airport, Southeast Alaska’s air transport hub.
Experience Alaska's majesty and grandeur on this multi-glacier flightseeing tour of Juneau Icefield. Everyone gets a window seat!
However, Juneau is also served multiple times a day by Alaska Airlines, and can be reached by the state’s ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway. History. One of the reasons Juneau has so much character is that it’s one of Alaska’s oldest cities. Established before the big Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, Juneau also has gold in its past.
Juneau International Airport. 1873 Shell Simmons Dr., Ste. 200 Juneau, AK 99801 907-789-7821