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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When I first visited Mendenhall Glacier, there was no visitor center. Today, visitors to Mendenhall can talk to rangers and experience interactive displays about the glacier. The Visitor Center adds a nice interactive aspect to the Mendenhall experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent exhibits.Theatre was very interesting.Good variety of stock friendly customer service.Informative

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chrissie2u
Reviewed 6 days ago

Always a breath taking view. Sad to see that the glacier is getting so small but that just means to see it anytime you can!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LittleRussian1236
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the glacier in September was not the icy expanse that I expected, it was still majestic and beautiful! I thought that we might see iceburgs but alas, that was not so. The visitor's center is manned by very friendly and knowledgable guides who give...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Miriam W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glaciers are disappearing we better see them while we can!!! The center has all sorts of interesting info and statistics about global warming and geological formations.....a must see!! Definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sarahterra808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the first glacier I see but it was definitely very unique especially in April where the glacier “lagoon” is still sort of frozen but weather not too cold. On a sunny day views were amazing, there is a nice hike that takes you all...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mahmoudkhafagy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent over an hour inside the visitor center looking at the glacier as well as reading all the displays. The highlight for our kids was touching a piece of the glacier that had calved off earlier. We also enjoyed watching the documentary.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mom_of_3CrazyCABoys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit and be sure to do the easy hike to nugget falls. Our group of all ages enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ryankski4
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The glacier is small and dirty. There are some pretty trails. Overall, the tour isn't worth the price and th here isn't enough to see to occupy a few hours.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TruthBTold00
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

The visitors Center is a must see in the area and a great source of information and education for the glacier. It’s a great launch pad for hikes to the glacier

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob L
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11 September 2018|
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Response from theresaf817 | Reviewed this property |
Local taxi cab. I rented a car.
21 August 2018|
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Response from 666cyndyb | Reviewed this property |
Yes, free parking.
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12 August 2018|
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Response from 791darlan | 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