We flew into Juneau at the beginning of our 20 day trip to Alaska. We added 2 1/2 days to our itinerary before the bike tour to spend time in Juneau to check out the sights.
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is a picturesque city with a population of 33,000. Its major economy is state government and tourism.
It's a major stop for the big cruise ships and there were five tied up when we arrived. With about 3,000 passengers each, it means about 15,000 tourists descend on the town each day.
The sights we visited were the Mendenhall Glacier, Mt. Roberts, the state capital and city museum, and a walking tour of Chicken Hill, one of the city's prominent residential neighborhoods.
After our stay in Juneau, we caught the ferry to Skagway, where we rendezvoused with Stew and Jim to begin the bike tour portion of the tour.
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