Juneau and Gastineau ChannelView All Sizes
JOURNAL : August 21, 2010
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Located right at the cruise ship docks the Tramway hooks nearly a quarter-million tourists a year with its offer of instant gratification.
A Gentle AscentView All Sizes
Within six minutes a body is lifted over 3,800 feet to a panoramic view of the city, Gastineau Channel and Douglas Island. Located inside the visitor's center at the summit of Mount Roberts is a restaurant, gift shop, access to trails, and some other attractions.
While out at Mendenhall Glacier the other family members — my dad, grandma, sister and her two kids — were on adventures of their own. So it was actually a remarkable coincidence that they were already up at the summit station in that narrow space of time. After hanging out for a few I grabbed a bite to eat to go and scrambled for the next tram car back to sea level.
Cruise Ships. Ours is at LeftView All Sizes
Tramway Car Ascent
Check the Mount Roberts Tramway website for up-to-date information. As of this writing the fare is $27 for adults, half of that for kids age 6 - 12, and free for children under 6. Perhaps a tad pricey for a round trip of 12 minutes, but the view is excellent. On the way up we even saw an eagle or two. The photo was blurry so it's not here!
Mount Roberts Tramway
Tram Car Leaving the Lower StationView All Sizes
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August 21, 2010
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