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Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 4,800+ reviews on the web
Located just 19 km (12 mi) from downtown Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier attracts visitors with its deep blue sheets of ice. Begin your icy adventure at the visitor center, which offers interpretative programs and features an observatory with telescopes trained on the blue ice. Remember that despite their undeniable natural beauty, glaciers are constantly shifting and can be extremely dangerous. Always think of safety first and arrange for a guided trip to the glacier with any one of a dozen tour operators working in the area. Professional guides can show you the most convenient trails for taking photographs from a distance, and lead you safely right up to the ice itself. With our world travel planner, Juneau attractions like Mendenhall Glacier can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • My husband and I love to go to Mendenhall Glacier!! The Rangers are very knowledgeable and helpful. They are never too busy to answer all of your questions. On this occasion we actually got to get clo...  read more »
  • We visited Mendenhall Glacier several times while staying in Juneau. It was fun to come back at different times of day and see how the light changed - lower light really pulled out the blue color in t...  read more »
  • This was part of a whale watch tour arranged through the cruise line. We took a motor coach to a parking lot. We then hiked (easy) through a temperate rain forest to the glacier. The hike was educatio...  read more »
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