Alaska's Capital City
Juneau is Alaska's state capital and third largest city (after Anchorage and Fairbanks) with population 35,000. Juneau is a bustling town, for Alaskan standards. As Alaska's capital and central gathering place, there are always fun activities and community-hosted events almost every day of the year. Whether you enjoy the arts, visiting a world-class museum, or spending time outdoors, you will have fun in Juneau!
Named after Joseph Juneau who discovered gold at Gold Creek in 1880, Juneau was first known as a mining town; today, as Alaska's seat of government, Juneau is known for its role in Alaskan legislative affairs.
Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast looking for your next great adventure, an aspiring photographer seeking breathtaking views and wildlife close ups, or an art collector seeking high-quality locally made Native Art, you will find it in Juneau.