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A little about Juneau

Juneau is a thriving city offering a great blend of city amenities and small-town hospitality, all in the heart of Alaska's majestic mountains, rivers, glaciers, and forests. Nearly 32,000 people call Juneau home - many of them working in government, tourism, mining, and fishing, and all of them instilled with a deep love for this place. Such a mix of personalities makes Juneau unique. Some of its oldest establishments are pubs, and there you'll find a diverse crew of bikers carousing with teachers, government workers sitting with salty boat captains, suits sharing drinks with visitors. Juneau's history, culture, and topography have resulted in many interesting activities for visitors to enjoy. And not all of these activites come with a price tag!

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The history of Juneau

Long before European settlement in the Americas, the Gastineau Channel was a favorite fishing ground for the Auke (A'akw Kwáan) and Taku tribes, who had inhabited the surrounding area for thousands of years. The A'akw Kwáan had a village and burying ground here. In the 21st century it is known as Indian Point. They annually harvested herring during the spawning season, and celebrated this bounty. In 1911, the United States Congress authorized funds for construction of a capitol building for the Alaska Territory. Because of World War I, construction was delayed, and there were difficulties purchasing the necessary land. Local citizens of Juneau donated some of the required funds, and construction began on September 8, 1929. Construction of the capitol took less than two years, and the building was dedicated as the Federal and Territorial Building on February 14, 1931. It was designed by Treasury Department architects in the Art Deco architectural style.

Contact Information

Address:
155 S Seward St
Juneau, Alaska
99801

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Businesses in Juneau, Alaska

Here is a collection of local Juneau, Alaska businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Annie Kaill's Fine Crafts Gallery

Art

Awesome artwork and groovy gifts.

 

The Bear's Lair

Art

Wonderful assortment of unique gifts!

 

Celebrity Jewelers & Gifts

Jewelry

Jewelry set in exotic designs

 

A Cozy Log Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

The quiet of the forest and majesty of Mendenhall Glacier

 

AK Fireweed House

Lodging

Private and plush Alaska accommodation

 

Auke Lake Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Explore Southeast Alaska, up-close and personal.

 

Pack Creek Bear Tours

Museums / Attractions

Personalized wilderness bear-watching tours

 

Juneau Tours & Whale Watch

Outdoors

Tours of the Mendenhall Glacier and whale watching

 

Front Street Cafe

Restaurants

Freshly made burgers, sandwiches and pub food

 

Hangar on the Wharf

Restaurants

Alaska's premiere waterfront restaurant

 

Randy's Rib Shack

Restaurants

Our meat is smoked to perfection

 

The Coconut Thai Cuisine

Restaurants

Delicious homemade Thai food!

 

Alaska Knifeworks

Shopping

From Ulus to the finest folding pocket knives

 

Alaska Shirt Company

Shopping

Juneau’s most inspired array of souvenirs and gifts

 

Cycle Alaska

Shopping

Sales, service, rentals, tours!

 

Glacier Smoothie Soaps

Shopping

Handmade glacial silt soap

 

Invisible World Trading Company

Shopping

Alpaca Sweaters, Cashmere Sweaters and more

 

Midnight Sun Gifts

Shopping

Fine Alaskan Gifts & Collectibles

 

Moore Charters

Tours

Whale watching tours and fishing charters