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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 visit Nugget Falls during your Juneau vacation using our convenient Juneau trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Is sensational. Stay inside the Park, Mendenhall glacier; one of the trails leads to her, waterfall formed by the waters of glaciers; walking through a rock-track, you can get to a little Beach, to the foot of the waterfall. It's a place closer to the glacier. Rolls 2 photos-high Glacier on the left and the waterfall on the right. Highly recommended. 5 *****
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  • I remember when Nugget Waterfall emerged from under the weight of Mendenhall Glacier some 30+ years ago! As a Juneau resident, I walked out there often in all kinds of weather and all 4 seasons. Now w...  more »
  • Nugget Falls are beautiful and located within easy access to downtown Juneau. I did some stretching and yoga in the area in from of the falls. Many people have stacked up stones, creating wonderful im...  more »

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