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Mendenhall Glacier

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Address: End of Glacier Spur Road, Juneau, AK 99801
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+1 907-789-0097
10:00 - 16:00
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Located in Mendenhall Lake, this glacier is 1.5 miles wide and 12 miles...

Located in Mendenhall Lake, this glacier is 1.5 miles wide and 12 miles long.

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Don't go to Juneau without Visiting Mendenhall

Unless you are just 'glaciered out', which I doubt you are if you're visiting Juneau, make the stop to Mendenhall Glacier. Even if the visitor's center is closed, you can still... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unless you are just 'glaciered out', which I doubt you are if you're visiting Juneau, make the stop to Mendenhall Glacier. Even if the visitor's center is closed, you can still take the trail. Actually, you get 2 for 1..in that beautiful Nugget Falls is right next to it. You may even see small icebergs floating in the water like... More 

Thank Gngrpeech
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the whole of Alaska . This was amazing. We will be back. Everyone should have at least one visit to Alaska. Went spent 5 weeks in an RV. And we're so fortunate . Juneau was gorgeous as was the glacier.

Thank susiebluqueensland
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As this was are first cruise together to go up to Alaska. Where I had never been before. I was really looking forward to seeing the Last Great Frontier of this great country of ours. Now as you can easily guess. I have have knocked about a lot of this planet of ours. Courtesy of your Tax Dollars via the... More 

Thank David L
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I lived in Ketchikan, Alaska about 13 years ago and visited the Mendenhall Glacier. This beautiful glacier has received and it broke my heart. The remaining ice fields, glacier, and lake remain beautiful. I will return to visit the glacier now that winter snow is over. Don't miss this beauty of nature.

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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Mendenhall Glacier, responded to this review

Thank you for caring about Juneau's beloved glacier, neighbor. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see while it is still here. In my own life, I have watched this glacier disappear. It is one of the coolest sites you'll ever see,

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Grand Rapids, MI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to rent a car and visit Mendenhall on our own instead of with a tour. We knew that we wanted to spend more time than any of the tours allowed for. We saw the video in the visitor center, listened to a ranger talk, and walked to Nugget Falls. It rained a little, not that you notice when... More 

4 Thank Beentheredonethat777
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted for the Helicopter flight to the glacier and it was an "once in a lifetime" adventure that I have now done twice. The flight there was jaw dropping with snowy peaks rising around us. Once there we were guided to an exposed stream that was reportedly ice melt from snow that fell a hundred years ago. Everyone was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wentalked there in a little group in April. The trail left arround the lake, starts right from the parking lot, trail conditions in april: some snow, mostly muddy, bring good boots! You approuch the glacier within can 2,5 h with breaks, there are marking signs how much the glacier has been melting since 1942. On the right side of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorites experiences when i took the Alaska Cruise. This was the best tour that i make on my trip. The Glacier is simply espectacular and a unique experience! This would be part of a bucket list of every person.

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Anchorage, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to town, you'll always remember your trip to Mendenhall Glacier. We visited in winter, and trudged across the frozen lake. Absolutely breathtaking. Bring your camera. The visitor center was very nice with lots of information. Not overly crowded. You'll want to bring water to drink along the way. Snacks would be nice too.

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