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  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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If your time in Juneau is limited, the Mount Roberts Tramway is the easiest and fastest way to gain an appreciation for the city's beautiful natural setting. Just south of downtown, the tram starts near the cruise ship dock. The five-minute ride takes you 1,800 feet halfway up the mountain for some spectacular views of Juneau and Gastineau Channel. From there, you can explore the terrain further on one of the hiking trails.

Most visitors were pleased with the experience, though some were disappointed that the tram ride to the top wasn't longer, especially for the ticket price. However, all agreed that the views were stunning (don't forget your camera!). Another tip from travelers: Avoid visiting the tram as soon as the cruise ship docks, which is when it's most crowded. You could waste all of your time in port waiting in line.

At $33 for adult tickets (and $16 for kids between 6 and 12), the tramway can be expensive for some. Although, that price includes all-day unlimited rides, a short film viewing and a visit to the Juneau Raptor Center and the Raven Eagle Gifts & Gallery. The facility is open May through September with hours varying by the day. You'll be able to spot the tram's big red building from your ship (it sits on the cruise ship dock). For more information, check out the tramway's website.

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