Home of the Mendenhall Glacier. One of the few glaciers situated in an accessible place. Part of the National Forest Service lans, it has a beautiful modern parking lot, restrooms and visitor center. Do not pass this up. Take a taxi when you get off the ship. Share with others and the price is incredibly cheap. Don't bother with the ship's excursion. It's 1/2 hour by car to the glacier. Then it's all right there in front of you. A paved walk takes you down to the waterfall created by the glacier and the lake which is decorated by mini ice bergs as they calve from the icy behemoth. If you only do one thing in Juneau do this. Glaciers are incredible parts of nature, and they are not endangered! My hubby Geowhiz, is an expert Geologist and he will tell you that glaciers are here to stay, but since the beginning of time they have grown and retreated, grown and retreated. Some disappear only to be replaced by a new one elsewhere. Man is not a part of this equation, no matter how much we like to think we are that important. We're just not. After you get back to Juneau [yes just grab a cab or call one] warm yourself with an Irish coffee or Alaskan beer in the Red Dog Saloon. Then walk over to the Tender landing for a quick ride back to the ship.