8,730 people visited Juneau
Alaska’s capital city of Juneau is quite the unique location as far as major Alaskan cities are concerned. This expansive city with a population of around thirty thousand is spread out over a wide region of hard to traverse mountains and valleys. The two main sections --Downtown and the Valley-- are roughly fifteen minutes apart, so be sure to be ready to catch a ride when traveling within this capital city. In fact, getting into Juneau by car is not even an option because of the exceptionally rugged terrain. Access is limited to those traveling by boat or plane. Visitors who do make it to Juneau will tell you that this city is similar to a colder version of Seattle. With over fifty inches of rainfall averaged yearly, it’s easy to understand that comparison. Being somewhat isolated means that Juneau must provide entertainment for her residents. Most will likely be happy exploring the surrounding wilderness, which included the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier, but others might want to check out popular local attractions like the Alaska brewing Company. There are many charter fishing operations run out of Juneau, as are there camping opportunities, which the US Forest Service regulates, offering both tented and cabin campsites. Visit Juneau and enjoy being surrounded by the excessive natural beauty that is Alaska.