|Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake Combo
Spectacular glacier views topped with an all-you-can-eat Alaskan banquet!
Your driver-guide recounts the history of Juneau's gold rush as you depart downtown en route to monumental Mendenhall Glacier. This meandering river of compressed blue ice ranks as the largest glacier accessible by road in southeast Alaska. It runs a half-mile wide, hundreds of feet deep and is fed by the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. The U.S. Forest Service staff offers a wealth of information on glaciers during your visit and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center features exhibits, interactive videos and a panoramic view of the glacier. Don't forget your camera, as the center offers the perfect vantage point for photos of this world-famous sight. Explore the numerous self-guided walking trails to experience the special beauty of Tongass National Forest and ever-changing glimpses of the glacier.
Featured on Bravo Television's Top Chef, Gold Creek Salmon Bake is an event that's been grilled to perfection for 38 years. Savor the aroma of wild Alaska salmon, grilling over a fragrant alder wood fire—the signature entrée of an all-you-can-eat adventure. The sumptuous spread has something for everyone with a variety of Alaskan entrées, sides, and blueberry cake for dessert. Relax listening to live Alaskan folk music in a truly unique, lush rainforest environment under heated, translucent domes. Take a short stroll along a natural salmon-spawning creek to the entrance of the Wagner Mine at beautiful Salmon Creek Falls where you can pan for gold, see mining relics, and look for salmon. Have fun roasting marshmallows over a campfire and taking photos at our interactive, gold rush mural. The food, entertainment, activities, and ambiance make Gold Creek Salmon Bake an Alaskan experience that is much more than a meal. Take your time! With frequent courtesy bus service, you can return at your leisure.
INCLUDES: Narrated transfer to Mendenhall Glacier, entrance to Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center, and self-guided tour; wild Alaskan salmon and all-you-can eat buffet at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake; return transfer to the dock.