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Nugget Falls, Juneau

#3 of 20 in Parks in Juneau
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 visit Nugget Falls during your Juneau vacation using our convenient Juneau trip itinerary maker website.
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  • The Mendenhall Glacier visitor’s center is a good stop before heading out to the falls/glacier. The path out to the falls is a short hike or you can venture off path like the locals do. The falls are....  more »
  • If you are used to Hawaiian waterfalls that shoot straight down, you'll like the variety of Nugget Falls--a long diagonal slope.  more »
  • Absolutely breathtaking, upclose view of Nugget Falls after an easy hike on paved trail with lush, rainforest vegetation along the way!  more »
  • We walked to Nugget Falls yesterday, and it was a beautiful, easy walk to an amazing sight! The falls are larger than I expected and gorgeous. Highly recommend!
  • Lots of tourists on short, level trail, but beautiful falls with melting glacier in the background.
  • The closest anybody can be from the nugget falls and see the glacier. Just 2 Miles from the visitor center and 45 min round walking to go and take this pictures and be shared with all of you.
  • A popular tourist attraction reachable by water and by land via a designated flat hiking trail. It's beautiful to watch the water ramble and fall cascading down the rocks with such power. Also, a favorite hangout for locals after the tourists leave for the day, and one of my favorite places to meditate. There's a very enjoyable path getting there via a short hike by the beach with nice views of the Glacier and the sound of the falls is soothing music to the ears.
  • It's close to the downtown Juneau, also pretty accessible with prepared roads!

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