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Nugget Falls, Juneau

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Waterfall Nature / Park
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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  • Flat, easy hike to see beautiful falls up close. There's a little beach area for everyone to take selfies.  more »
  • beautiful area, but obviously since easily accessible also crowded. Plenty of room for all and great area for both the glacier and the falls. Definite must see when in Juneau.  more »
  • Family of ten including two five year olds made the hike (two miles roundtrip) to the falls. Definitely worth it. Don't forget to take a drink from the waterfall but be careful....  more »

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For easy access to the best of Juneau’s cultural attractions, dining options, and historical pubs, consider paying extra to stay in a downtown hotel while on vacation. A bed and breakfast or lodge farther out of town provides the great views and outdoor experience for which Alaska is famed. Before booking a lodge, check carefully how far it is from the city center. Distances on maps of a state and city this big can be deceptive.
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