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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Open Now: 08:00 - 19:30
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Mendenhall Glacier is easily accessible via roads from the local airport, cruise ship terminal and state ferry terminal. Our facility and lands are managed by the federal government through the United States Forest Service. Federal passes are...more
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End of Glacier Spur Road, Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-789-0097
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Magnificent views of the Mendenhall lake and Glacier. We hiked to the Nuggets falls along a well maintained trails with lovely nature everywhere we look. The park ranger were helpful and well informed. The highlight was watching 3 bears just above a trail

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Glacier Visitors Center is a modern and interractive experience to view up close the majestic Mendenhall glacier at 13 miles long ending at Mendehall lake. This Juneau icefield encompasses trails, wildlife and Nugeet Falls. Mountain goats, bears and beavers may just come to greet...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting the Mendenhall Glacier is well worth your time. The Visitor Center was an easy walk and had a great view of the Glacier. My family and I hiked down to Nuggets Falls. The trail was wide and well maintained. It took us about 20...More

Thank mballard3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely maintained paths and viewing ares to see the glacier. Well informed rangers help explain what you are seeing.

Thank sepetit2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

cute giftshop, nice lectures by the rangers at frequent intervals (glaciers, wildlife, etc). Food is not available there ... indeed, food not allowed at all in the area due to problems with bears ... so if you have problems with blood sugar, ask a ranger...More

Thank HollyBerryElf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center provided a wealth of information about the Glacier. The rangers were knowledgeable and engaging. We liked the exhibits and clean restrooms. We didn’t have time to watch the movie but heard it was good. The highlight of our visit was seeing...More

Thank Hazelcrest
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very informative center. Learn about the glacier and how it has changed over the years. This is a must see while in Juneau.

Thank mandboram
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center as part of an excursion. The views were outstanding from the Center, but the short hike to Nugget Falls was the best. You could walk right up to the Falls, and the Glacier was right next to them. The...More

Thank Stournay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well maintained and excellent resources and beautiful views. Guides were wonderful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

Thank Bk5098
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place with some unique history about the glacier, gold-rush, animals, etc. It is a couple of levels of some interesting and displayed animals that are in the area. There is also a gift shop that has plenty of souvenirs and such.

Thank NJTH
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11 September 2018|
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Response from theresa f | Reviewed this property |
Local taxi cab. I rented a car.
21 August 2018|
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Response from Cyndy B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, free parking.
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12 August 2018|
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Response from Darla B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in my opinion it's a good idea. And there is an elevator to the center but a short walk to it from the car park .Consider it's a bit far from the docks, about half an hour