Juneau is an unified municipality located in Alaska, United States of America. Juneau is located along the Gastineau Channel and is the capital of Alaska since 1906. Joe Juneau and Richard Harris are the settlers of Juneau, their initial camp becoming a village after Alaska was purchased by the USA. Initially, the city was called Harrisburg and after that Rockwell, until 1881 when it was named Juneau. The city's main industries are tourism and fishing, but the economy is supported by real estate agencies and mining, too. Juneau has 5 sister cities - Camiling in Philippines, Whitehorse in Canada, Chiayi in China, Vladivostok in Russia and Mishan, also in China.
Top Attractions within Juneau
Theater in the Rough is is a theater founded by Katie Jensen and Aaron Elmore in 1991, on the Halloween night. The first production of the theater was Talley's Folly and the audience was made of exactly 6 people. Since then, this great theater is continuously expanding and offers great plays for the enjoyment of locals and tourists.
Perseverance Theater is the only professional theater located in Juneau. It is always working with Alaskan artists and the purpose of this theater is to celebrate the great heritage and culture of Juneau. It was founded in 1979 by Molly Smith and in present offers famous plays like Hamlet, Macbeth and Equus.
Jazz and Classic Music Festival is an important event of Juneau held for 15 entire days each year. The festival has a history of more than 25 years and each May, Juneau is filled with tourists and music lovers from all over the world, eager to enjoy this great event of the city.
Adair Kennedy Memory Park is a sport facility complex located within Juneau. Inside this great complex, locals and tourists can enjoy a lot of sporting activities all year long.