Thank you for stopping by Our American Travels to see this delicious Alaska Experience. We enjoyed fresh Alaska King Crab Legs while in Juneau Alaska.
Tracy’s King Crab Shack
After taking a walk in Juneau Alaska, we stumbled upon the Alaska King Crab Leg vendor, Tracy’s King Crab Shack. It was set up right on the water in Juneau. It was a simple little trailer with tables set up underneath a tent to eat. We were so excited to find this treasure. They served fresh steamed King Crab, crab bisque, and crab cakes. Everything was fresh and delicious. The King Crab Legs and the Crab Bisque were the best I have ever had.
Shops In Juneau Alaska
My favorite store was the Cariloha shop. Everything in it from t-shirts to sheets was made from bamboo. That was incredible how bamboo sheets could be so much softer than cotton.
Even though it was a typical cloudy June day in Juneau, the temperature was perfect for walking around and exploring the city. Like Skagway and Ketchikan, Juneau offers lots of shops for tourists to explore like: Diamonds International, Tanzanite International, Effy Jewelers, Del Sol, Cariloha, Alaska Knifeworks, and many other stores. Juneau’s most famous attraction is the Mendenhall Glacier. It is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Juneau. The glacier is twelve miles long.
History of Juneau Alaska
Juneau Alaska was one of our ports of call while onboard the Disney Wonder. Both Jerry and Casey had to get their picture made with Sarah while in Juneau or at least with her cardboard cutout. Juneau has a population of around 30,000 people. It is located in the Gastineau Channel and only accessible by air or sea. While we were in Juneau, we regularly saw airplanes taking off and landing on the water. Besides the float planes, Juneau has a regular airport.
We loved our visit to Juneau Alaska. Juneau has been the capital of Alaska since 1906. Sarah Palin, Juneau’s most famous politician, was the governor of Alaska from December 2006 to July 2009.