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Juneau, often known as 'little San Francisco', is Alaska's capital. Here you can experience life in a true northern city. The Mendenhall Glacier is sure worth a visit, as is Sawyer Glacier a little further to South.
Skagway is Alaska's gold-rush town. It is well preserved and offers access to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Disembark at this port and view way of world famous White Pass railroad, before panning for gold in this northern outpost. And when you're done with gold, why not take time out to watch whales near Sitka - a haven for these beautiful creatures all year round.
For more adventurous, an Alaska cruise can take in Kodiak Island in Gulf of Alaska. Known as Alaska's 'Emerald Isle' Kodiak Island takes visitors back to time when first inhabitants settled on island more than 7,500 years ago. You can even locate Alaska's oldest parish here on Kodiak Island.
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