Juneau is the capital of Alaska. It is pronounced Juno.
Main points to see nearby: Eaglecrest Ski Area, University of Alaska, Alaska state museum, Marine Park, Red Dog Saloon, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, State Capital building, Juneau Douglas City Museum, State office building, governor's mansion, gold creek, Evergreen cemetery, Mendenhall glacier (the face of the glacier is one mile from the visitor center), Last Chance Mining Museum, Juneau icefield, art galleries with displays of leatherwork, totem wood carvings, ivory and jade, clearly marked hiking trails, glaciers. The best known trails are Mount Roberts, Mount Juneau and Perseverance.
The most popular trail is Perseverance Mine trail because it has gentler slopes and is easier to hike. Although the hike is strenuous to the top, Mt. Juneau provides the best view around the area. A few of the glaciers can be reached by car. Juneau was once at the heart of the Goldrush in Alaska so there are lots of references to mining around the area. The US Forest information center is about 13 miles from town. Airports: Juneau International Airport (JNU)