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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Mendenhall Glacier is easily accessible via roads from the local airport, cruise ship terminal and state ferry terminal. Our facility and lands are managed by the federal government through the United States Forest Service. Federal passes are...more
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End of Glacier Spur Road, Juneau, AK 99801
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Reviewed yesterday

This is worth the trip. Absolutely amazing view and the huge waterfall is something to be seen. Great view of the glacier from the cafe and a 5-10 minute walk to the waterfall. Great place to take photos but they will not do the actual...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is awesome! Once you get there, you have to walk 2 miles to get to the glacier, so put on your most comfortable shoes! It was worth the walk! I will let the pictures speak for themselves! πŸ˜πŸ‘

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank josier915
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are traveling on a cruise ship and Mendenhall is an excursion, my personal feeling is spend the time/money on another choice. We found the minimal time allotted was a let down. Cruising through Glacier Bay etc gives a much more enjoyable, breath taking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank JULIE C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to check this out!!!! Great views. It is so beautiful. We loved visiting and it’s open year round.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travelgirl1232015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never actually went into the visitor center. However enjoyed walking the trails around the glacier. The trails we walked were easy and mostly paved. The salmon were spawning during our trip and there were some guides out and around where they were. They were knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ILfarmwife08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly good information centre. Lots of knick knacks to purchase along with good books. There are interactive displays. Also are binoculars you can use to view the glacier if you don't wish to walk there. There is a elevator for the physically...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 142loism
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not too much in the way of graphics, but a very informed and courteous staff. The restrooms were clean.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitor center is a great way to start or finish your hike to view the Mendenhall Glacier. The facility was very clean and the staff was friendly and informative. I would encourage travelers to complete the hike if they can the views are gorgeous.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 127robyna
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I first visited Mendenhall Glacier, there was no visitor center. Today, visitors to Mendenhall can talk to rangers and experience interactive displays about the glacier. The Visitor Center adds a nice interactive aspect to the Mendenhall experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent exhibits.Theatre was very interesting.Good variety of stock friendly customer service.Informative

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 10, 2018|
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Response from theresaf817 | Reviewed this property |
Local taxi cab. I rented a car.
August 21, 2018|
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Response from 666cyndyb | Reviewed this property |
Yes, free parking.
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August 12, 2018|
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Response from 791darlan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in my opinion it's a good idea. And there is an elevator to the center but a short walk to it from the car park .Consider it's a bit far from the docks, about half an hour