Oops, got too wrapped up in Juneau, forgot about Ketchikan and Skagway. Ketchikan: the combo 4x4 and canoe trip to the rainforest was a great excursion. Some of the roads were paved, the others made it tough on the kidneys, but still fantastic. The canoe trip ended with hot chocolate and smoked salmon. Again, a great trip for kids, and kids at heart.
Skagway: Although great scenery, the White Pass Railroad was not as great as I'd hoped. For one, you really couldn't see too much on half the trip, unless you tried to get back to the deck on the rail car which was packed with rude people. If you more or less stay in your seat, half the trip (going up or coming down, depending on which side of the train you sit), you have a cliff wall about 15 feet outside of your window at which to look-or look through way too many people's heads at the beautiful scenery on the opposite side of the train, or be patient and get it on the way back. The one real negative, especially towards the end of the trip was the heavy, heavy deisel odor. Also, no A/C in the rail cars; very hot when we went...If I were going to do it again, I'd rent a car.