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Nugget Falls, Juneau

4.8
#3 of 20 in Parks in Juneau
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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  • There is an easy hike to the falls from the visitor center. The views when you get here are well worth it. Really beautiful and majestic.  more »
  • Overcrowded, we arrived by boat, at the same time with us, in a short interval landed 3 more even bigger boats and the strain on the Centum and the transport to the glacier and the waterfall was considerable and even inexpensive. Be sure not to miss the cable car to the lookout and trek to the top to the cross. If the weather is outlooks and nature will compensate you all.
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  • We were treated to fantastic weather to enjoy this side trip and what a pairing Nugget Falls and the Mendenhall Glacier, unfortunately due to tour time constraints we were not able to see it up close and personal. However, we did get some great shots from the glacier observation and I could tell we would have enjoyed it even more had we had the time. The Fall's are spectacular and it was cool to learn that the falls actually flowed through the glacier itself in the 1950's. We really wish they allowed for adequate time for us to hike the trail to the falls but will have to do that on another day. Enjoy our photos.
  • Wonderful place to visit.

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