- Mendenhall Ice Caves:
Be inside a glacier. A short 12-miles from downtown Juneau in the Mendenhall Valley. The Mendenhall Glacier is visible from the visitors center on the Mendenhall Loop Road. If you’re the adventurous type you can go inside the cave by kayaking and climbing over the glacier. This magical place has bright-blue ceilings and is often described as “nothing short of incredible” or “otherworldly.” The hollow part of the glacier is sadly due to glacier melting and therefore the landscape is ever-changing. A must see before it retreats any further. *To explore the caves, you must schedule with a guided tour before hand*
- The Upside-Down Forest of Glacier Gardens: The botanical gardens of Alaska inside the Tongass National Forest. 50 acres of beautiful lush green gardens. Discover the upside-down nature of the trees and possibly even spot a bald eagle. Wave to your fellow attendees on the Juneau Waterfront as you snap photos of a panoramic view of the city. Open for both walk-in and scheduled tours.
- Treadwell Ruins: A short trip away on Douglas Island lays the “gorgeous ghost town” of the Tradewell gold mines. In operation from 1883 to 1917, these century year old ruins mined about $70 millions worth of gold. The stop in operation came when 3 of the 4 mines flooded due to high tides. Now, guests are able to walk around trails and read the fascinating history of what once was.
- Alaska Zip-line: Have you ever been zip-lining? Now’s your chance! Enjoy the green views and the fresh ocean air while sailing through the lush forest. Perfect for the whole family.
- Eagle Beach: Located right off Glacier Highway about 25 miles northwest of Downtown Juneau sits Eagle Beach. Yes, they do have bald eagles. Try to visit during low tide and you may have the opportunity to watch the eagles in their natural habitat pick at fish on the flats. There is no better place than Eagle Beach to observe the majestic birds.