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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank TruthBTold00
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside of Juneau, can take bus or tour there. Very nice visitor center. You can hike to the nose of the glacier (not very far and on flat ground) Also have nice waterfall to right of it.

Thank Sandybeach1001
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center has a lot of interesting information about the glacier an the rangers are helpful and friendly. There is a small gift shop with books, t shirts and souvenirs.

Thank fromYakima
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mendenhall Glacier after we went whale watching. We only went as far as the photo spot because we didn't have enough time to walk out to the waterfall and back. There is also a spot where you can see salmon pretty close.

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is just AMAZING!!! I LOVE how close you can get to the glacier and experience it. Definitely one of my favorite spots during our cruise

Thank ncristina89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a tour to take us to the Visitors Center, easy to access from the parking lot Very Informative, packed with worthy displays, presentations and staff ready to assist. The view is superb. If possible, bring adequate equipment for a closer zoom at the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several informative displays geared at children, the National Park Rangers are there to answer your questions. You can get a drink or a snack. The toilets are spotlessly clean. I asked the young woman at the cash register in the gift shop if...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative stop in conjunction with viewing the Mendenhall Glacier. Very clean information, souvenir, and bathroom area.

Thank junecpie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visitor center is beautifully designed and well-staffed. While we were there, a ranger presented on three different aspects of Mendenhall geography and history. The "hands on" exhibits were very engaging. After spending some time in the Center, I went out to the viewing areas...More

Thank Mary J
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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