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Juneau

Juneau Alaska

Juneau Alaska

Juneau – this city is Alaska’s state capital and is in an area proximate to British Columbia (Canada). Even though Juneau is the second-largest American city by area, its population is only 32,468. Downtown Juneau (which is both coastal and by a mountain) is located between Mount Juneau, Mount Roberts and Gastineau Channel, and is a maze of narrow streets running past a mix of new structures, old storefronts and quaint houses featuring early 19th century architecture left over from the town’s early gold mining days. The waterfront bustles with cruise ships, fishing boats and floatplanes zipping in and out. With no road access to Juneau, it is the only state capital in America that can only be reached by airplane or boat.

Juneau experienced some economic & population growth during the 1970s when the Alaska Pipeline was development (a dividend of the state oil extraction efforts during that time). Nowadays, the city is best known as a destination for millions of tourists arriving via cruise ship.