|Downtown Juneau from Mt. Roberts Tramway|
Juneau became the state capital in 1959 when Alaska was granted statehood. Today around 32,000 folks call Juneau home.
Along with museums, memorials and heritage centers, two popular attractions we took in one afternoon were the Mount Roberts Tramway and the Red Dog Saloon.
|2000' above Gastineau Channel|
The aerial tramway lifts riders almost 2,000 feet above the downtown, delivering them into Sitka spruce forests. There are amazing views of the surrounding mountains and waterways. (One of the frequent ferries or cruise ships that dock in Juneau can be spotted on Gastineau Channel.) Tickets run around $33 a person and can be used all day long.
|View along Franklin Street |
toward the Red Dog Saloon
in historic downtown Juneau
|Jimmy Smith in Red Dog Saloon, Juneau|
The walls of the saloon are adorned with an elaborate collection of animal heads and memorabilia, including hundreds of $1 bills.
-- Julianne G. Crane
All photos by Julianne G. Crane
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