Juneau, AK Overview
The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle and is the 2nd largest city in the United States by area. It has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of the then-District of Alaska was moved from Sitka as dictated by the U.S. Congress in 1900. The municipality unified on July 1, 1970, when the city of Juneau merged with the city of Douglas and the surrounding Greater Juneau Borough to form the current home rule municipality.
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Juneau has a Maritime Climate (Koppen Cfb). The city has a climate that is milder than its latitude may suggest, due to the influence of the Pacific Ocean. Winters are moist and long, but only slightly cold by Alaskan standards: the average low temperature is 23 °F (−5 °C) in January, and highs are frequently above freezing. Spring, summer, and fall are cool to mild, with highs peaking in July at 65 °F (18.3 °C). Snowfall averages 87.4 inches (222 cm) and occurs chiefly from November to March. The spring months are the driest while September and October are the wettest.
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Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau (outlet at 57° 46' 40" N 133° 37' 0" W). It is named after the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy. It is located about 45 miles (72 km) south of Juneau and 70 miles (110 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska, off of Holkham Bay and adjacent to Stephens Passage within the Tongass National Forest.
Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about 12 miles (19 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 the 5,815-acre Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, a federally designated unit of the Tongass National Forest.
Nugget Falls, also known as Nugget Creek Falls or Mendenhall Glacier Falls, is a waterfall downstream of the Nugget Glacier, in the U.S. state of Alaska. Formed by the creek from the Nugget Glacier, the waterfall drops 377 feet (115 m) in two tiers of 99 feet (30 m) and 278 feet (85 m) onto a sandbar in Mendenhall Lake, which is the freshwater pool at the face of the Mendenhall glacier.
We invite you to experience the peace and serenity of this special place of refuge and retreat. This site, dedicated to St. Therese of Lisieux, has been in existence for over 60 years. Built on a foundation of love, it continues to invite people of all ages, from all over the world, regardless of their religious affiliation.
The Juneau Icefield is an ice field located just north of Juneau, Alaska and continues north through the border with British Columbia and is the fifth-largest ice field in the Western Hemisphere, extending through an area of 3,900 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi) in the Coast Range ranging 140 km (87 mi) north to south and 75 km (47 mi) east to west.
Closure Notice: The Alaska State Museum at 395 Whittier Street will close its doors following the Final Friday event on February 28, 2014. Expected reopening in the new State Library, Archives and Museum (SLAM) building will take place in April 2016.
Mount Roberts or Roberts Peak is a 3,819 foot (1,164 m) mountain just east of downtown Juneau, Alaska. oo Mount Roberts is noted for its accessibility from downtown Juneau and for the Mount Roberts Tramway which carries passengers and tourists from sea level to 1,800 feet (550 m) up the mountain.
MV Taku Career Name: Taku Namesake: Taku Glacier, Juneau, Alaska Owner: Alaska Marine Highway System Port of registry: United States Builder: Puget Sound Bridge & Dry Dock Company, Seattle, Washington Commissioned: 1963 Status: in active service, as of 2014 General characteristics Class & type: Malaspina-class mainline ferry Tonnage: 2,625 Domestic 7,302 International[clarification needed ] Displacement: 4,283 long tons (4,352 t) Ramps: Aft, port, and starboard ro-ro loading Installed power: Two 4,000hp MaK Diesel engines Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph) Capacity: 370 passengers 69 vehicles M/V Taku is a Malaspina-class mainline vessel for the Alaska Marine Highway System.
The Mount Roberts Tramway is an aerial tramway located just south of downtown Juneau in the U.S. state of Alaska. In operation since 1996, the tram makes a six-minute ascent of 3,819-foot (1,164 m) Mount Roberts from the cruise ship docks (just feet above sea level) to a height of about 1,800 feet (550 m), making it one of the most vertical tramways in the world[citation needed ].
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The St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Juneau, Alaska was built in 1893 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Though there were never any Russians in Juneau during Alaska's time as a Russian colony (1784-1867), and no missionaries were sent to Juneau when the city was established in 1881, the Orthodox Church became strongly established here through the efforts of the local Tlingit leaders.
Perseverance National Recreation Trail, Juneau, Alaska Alaska's First Road: one of the three most historically significant trails in Alaska. See a map of the Perseverance Trail Aside from being one of the most scenic and well-used trails in Juneau, Alaska, the Perseverance Trail is one of the three most historically significant trails in our entire state along with the Chilkoot and Iditarod Trails.
Chichagof Island, or , is an island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Alaska Panhandle. At 75 miles (121 km) long and 50 miles (80 km) wide, it has a land area of 2,048.61 square miles (5,305.9 km 2), making it the fifth largest island in the United States and the 109th largest island in the world.
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum fosters among its diverse audiences an awareness of Juneau's cultural heritage, values and community memory so we may draw strength and perspective from the past, inspire learning, and find purpose for the future. As a public trust, we collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit those materials that document the cultures and history of the Juneau and Douglas area.
Eaglecrest Ski Area is a public ski area on Douglas Island in the U.S. state of Alaska, across Gastineau Channel from Juneau. The area has 4 double chairlifts accessing 640 acres (2.6 km 2), with 34 marked alpine runs, 3 Nordic skiing loops and access to world class backcountry.
The Alaska State Capitol is located in the state capital of Juneau at the corner of East 4th Street and Main Street. It houses the Alaska Legislature and the offices for the governor of Alaska and lieutenant governor of Alaska. In 1792, the first capital of Russian America was established at Kodiak.
Perseverance Theatre is a professional theater company located on Douglas Island in Juneau, Alaska. It is Alaska's only professional theater and is particularly dedicated to developing and working with Alaskan artists and to producing plays celebrating Alaskan culture, history, and themes. Perseverance Theatre was founded in 1979 by Molly Smith.
The Observatory specializes in rare maps and books pertaining to Alaska and other Polar Regions. We provide searches for rare books and maps. We are the only certified book appraisers in Alaska.