Juneau is often described as America’s most unusual state capital. It’s the only center of U.S. government with no roads leading in or out of town. The city is completely surrounded by nature, namely towering mountains and the waters of Gastineau Channel. For most of us, the only way in or out is by air or sea.
Juneau offers an amazingly wide range of shoreside activities, ranging from whale-watching and zip-lining to touring Alaska’s capitol building or the Alaskan Brewing Co. Then there’s the state’s most accessible glacier — Mendenhall, an immense, 12-mile-long river of ice. Roads do go there, and along with glacier viewing, there’s always the chance of seeing a bear or two up-close.
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