Cory Lee is a world traveler born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He recently went on an Alaskan Cruise where one of the ports of calls was in Juneau, Alaska.
He shares his top four things to do while visiting Juneau, Alaska.
“I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect in Juneau, but it ended up being one of my favorite ports of call for a variety of reasons.”
One of Cory’s favorite things to do while in Juneau was to go shopping. “The great thing about Juneau is that it’s small enough to walk/roll. There are tons of shops and restaurants on Franklin Street, which you’ll easily be able to find,” he says.
Cory states that Downtown Juneau was predominantly wheelchair accessible with curb cuts and accessible entrances into stores.
Red Dog Saloon
Cory enjoyed visiting Juneau’s oldest man-made tourist attraction, the Red Dog Saloon. He states, “The saloon gave me old-school Alaska vibes as soon as I rolled through the swinging doors at the entrance. Sawdust covered the floor, all of the waitresses were dressed in costumes reminiscent of the early 1900s, and there was a man playing some music and singing on a stage.”
Mount Roberts Tramway
The Mount Roberts Tramway is the only aerial tramway in southeast Alaska and is one of the most vertical tramways in the world. Cory was thrilled to find the tramway was wheelchair accessible. It even received a Governor’s Award for facility accessibility design.
While in Juneau, Cory was able to go on a whale watching tour that was completely wheelchair accessible. From getting to the boat by accessible bus, to a very spacious inside of the boat with large windows so Cory could witness everything.
Cory concludes, “While I was only in Juneau for one day, it was plenty of time for me to fall in love with the city and I would highly recommend exploring it whether you are cruising Alaska like I did or thinking of flying in.”
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