Juneau info needed

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  1. Kane

    Kane Resident guitar picker

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    Hey all,

    I'm going to Juneau for a week in April, just to bum around as a tourist. I'll be on foot, with a minumum of baggage, and probably money too! I'd like some advice on what the "Don't miss" places/features/museums/restaurants are.

    I see there are two hostels in town, I may go that route. Any other suggestions for lodging?

    Thanks for the info,

    Kane
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  2. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    My sincere condolences..... :1drink is your best bet. I spent a month in Juneanu one week. Bring raingear.
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  3. legion

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    There's a big glacier at one end of the road and somebody's driveway at the other end of the road. You'll cross the bridge to Douglas for something to do and I'm sure there's something there that made 'em spend enough to put that bridge in but I couldn't find it.

    Bring rain gear.
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  4. Lone Rider

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    That nice, huh?
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  5. Kane

    Kane Resident guitar picker

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    This is sounding pretty grim... :mulie
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  6. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    In all seriousness
    If you don't have some compelling work related reason to go to Juneau, I wouldn't bother. Like Legion said, there's a glacier, and it's a spectacular one, but that's about it. Some cruise ship touristy stuff, but nothing that can't be done most anywhere else. Too early for fishing. A tram that goes up the mountain. Helicopter glacier tours, bring raingear and a low balance visa card.
    One of my co-workers spent a week in Juneau covering for a vacationing person and said, and this is a quote, "I felt like I was on restriction."
    Skagway has more interesting history and it's on the road system. Juneau isn't.
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  7. legion

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    You can take pictures of bears at the dump :1drink
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  8. Fighter

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    Dude........stop in and slap the livln' shit out of everyone of those clowns in the Legislature. Guv'ner Murky too......
    Tell 'em Fighter sent ya. :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1




    Why screw with Juneau????
    Couple more days.............. you could be in Alaska. :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  9. akjohn

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    is how I remember the 6 1/2 years I lived in Juneau.
    Everyone has his or her own opinion. However, I think Juneau is an elitist upper-middle class government town with a really seedy underbelly that most Juneau residents choose to ignore. Residents of the "Forbidden City" hold themselves in high regard because they, and they alone, get the significance of living there. The rest of Alaska residents are not worthy of living or even visiting Juneau for longer than a day, which is why Juneau remains the most isolated state capitol in the U.S.

    Having said that...
    don't miss the sticky cinnamon bagels at the Silverbow bakery. Also, drive "out the road" to the Shrine of St. Theresa. These activities, along with a trip to the glacier will take you about 3/4 of a day. You may be lucky and visit during one of the 6 sunny days Juneau has each summer. If not, enjoy the rain and gray skies.
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  10. See-Double-You

    See-Double-You Long timer

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    You can always rent a bike and go riding. Takes about fifteen minutes and then you're done. :rofl
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  11. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    BTW, that's a bicycle, not a motocikkle......


    Hey see-dub long time no hear.....what's happening dude?
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  12. legion

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    They still got the rickshaw bike trip thing there?

    And I second the C-dub call. Hope all's good for you, bud. :thumb
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  13. RDJEff

    RDJEff Lost in Alaska

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    Hey you guys, quit bashing Juneau! Alright, it is an elitist government town with a seedy underbelly. But, it is also quite beautiful. You can go "out the road" to Auke Bay and walk around, go to the glacier, visit the Shrine of Saint Therese, climb Mount Roberts, take the Mount Juneau tram, ski at Eaglecrest, or just stroll the boat harbors. I lived there for a couple of years, and even graduated from JDHS, and if there were any real jobs, I'd still live there!
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  14. See-Double-You

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    Been hibernating of course. Each time I look out the window I say to myself: Great, summer is finally here. Then I actually leave the cave, and DAMN if there isn't a fresh layer of snow on the ground.
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  15. redseca2

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    I have stayed at the "Alaskan Hotel", central, cheap, noisy bar downstairs and some semi-permanent residents - perfect.

    http://www.ptialaska.net/~akhotel/
    Alaskan Hotel, 167 South Franklin Street
    907-586-1000/1-800-327-9374

    What makes any stay at the Alaskan memorable, is this wonderful establishment just across the street.

    http://www.triangleclubbar.com/

    When you regain consciousness, take a full day boat trip up the Tracy Arm (about 1/5 the cost of Glacier Bay).
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  16. legion

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    Yeah, 5, I gotta admit, you're way out of line with the whole Juneau bashing thing. :uhoh

    Not. :rofl

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  17. KL5A

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    Hey, where'd you find the picture of Miss Juneau?
    :lol3
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  18. Fighter

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    Hey Kids... question for ya.

    What's the best thing that ever came out of Juneau???









    Any flight on Alaska Airlines. :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  19. akrider

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    Have some respect. It's the seat of state government, it's where the legislature sits, it's the home of Frank the Bank, it's ............................
    Well it's everything everone said it is.

    If you ever need to give the State of Alaska an enema......Juneau would be the hole to start at.
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  20. RDJEff

    RDJEff Lost in Alaska

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    Ya know, there's a lot of Alaskans that feelthat way about "Los Anchorage"!



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