Juneau, the capital of Alaska, lies at the foot of Mount Juneau. Canada borders the community on the east. The Sheldon Jackson Museum provides a look at the history of the many Native American cultural groups through thousands of artifacts. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum and the Wickersham State Historic Site, offer a look at the life of pioneer judge James Wickersham and the heritage of Juneau.
Glacier Highway runs along the coast and the community has a network of streets. There is no state or interstate roadways in Juneau. Vehicles are delivered to the city via barge, or by the Alaska Highway ferry system. Juneau has a local bus system that provides transportation within the city. The Juneau International Airport (JNU) provides passenger flights in and out of the city. You can find various lodging options close to the Juneau-Douglas Bridge, which connects Juneau to Douglas Island.
The Auke and Taku peoples lived in the Juneau area for thousands of years. George Pilz arrived in 1880 in search of gold. With his associates Joe Juneau and Richard Harris, they found large deposits in the Gastineau Channel. The men acquired a 160-acre site and developed a mining camp. One year later, a town emerged and was named for Juneau. The location features a maritime climate characterized by long, cold winters and short, cool summers.