Alaskan Hotel and Bar
History and museums
The Alaskan Hotel and Bar is a historic establishment and oldest operating hotel in Juneau, Alaska. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in October 1978.
It was opened as The Alaskan on September 16, 1913. Its owners, three miners who struck it rich in the nearby Coast Range, tied the hotel's keys to a helium balloon and released it, signifying that the hotel would never close. The building was briefly condemned in the 1970s, but was rehabilitated by new owners.
In 2003 the Food Network show Food Finds filmed a segment at the establishment. In September 2013, the Travel Channel program Hotel Impossible filmed an episode at the hotel.