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Nugget Falls, Juneau

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One of the city's oldest religious landmarks, Nugget Falls welcomed generations of sailors and settlers arriving at the port. The 18th-century stone church stands on the site of an earlier 17th-century chapel. In the 19th century, seafarers expressed their gratitude to Our Lady of Good Help by offering models of ships, hung in the interior of the chapel. Today, you can see the votive gifts in the adjacent museum, together with dolls made by nuns arranged to form 58 scenes from the life of St. Margerite Bourgeoys--the patroness of the original chapel. Climb a narrow spiral staircase to get to the roof, which offers scenic views of the old town. Plan to see Nugget Falls and other attractions that appeal to you using our Juneau tour planner.
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  • This waterfall makes the 1 mile hike well worth it,it is an easy trek to it and out,a very nice site to view as well as the glacier,you must check it out if ever in juneau,cheers  more »
  • Nugget falls was a nice little hike from the Mendenhall glacier visitor center. It was amazing to see a huge glacier so close to a raging waterfall. The area and views are beautiful. We had a wonderfu...  more »
  • Don't miss the Mendenhall visitors center, the hike to the falls and the glacier. On a recent cruise we took a bus from the dock directly to Mendenhall. This is a $35 round trip that you can find on y...  more »