When it comes to connecting, no state capital beats Juneau.

And itís not just because this may well be the nationís most wired capital, with cutting-edge tools to help citizens all over Alaska stay in touch with their capital without ever having to leave home.

Itís because the people of Juneau are, well, remarkably friendly. Which is just what you might expect from one of the worldís most beaitiful capital cities.

In short, residents of Juneau will talk with just about any visitor who has any question about life in Juneau. They are proud to serve as the seat of state government and are looking forward to the next 100 years of service as Alaska’s capital city.

And Juneau is diverse. From the public servant and private industry professional, to fishermen, miners and all those in between, Juneau-ites, like your state capital, are friendly, accessible, and committed to serving as Alaska’s capital.

Thereís much that a visitor might expect: bagels, coffee and an award-winning brewery. And much that comes as a complete surprise: the city, you see, is in a rain forest. Tongass National Forest, to be exact. Itís the nationís largest, and records more than 90 inches of rainfall every year.

To get a taste of all aspects of Juneau culture, visit the Alaska State Museum and Juneau-Douglas City Museum, both located in the Capital City.

For another important look inside Juneauís thriving cultural community, the Sealaska Heritage Instituteís ďCelebrationĒ brings Southeast Alaskaís indigenous native cultures together every two years for one of the largest events of its kind.

Water is a big part of life in Juneau. From commercial and sport fishing, as well as fishing for subsistence, to diving, sailing and marine life viewing, this coastal community takes advantage of the nearby Inside Passage waterway and all it has to offer.

Of course, the best way to get to know Juneau culture is to experience it for yourself. A great place to start: The Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau.