The city has many beautiful parks and squares, the most picturesque of which is Juneau Park, along the lake bluff.
It was the seat of government of Alaska until 1906, when Juneau became the capital.
It contains statues of Leif Ericsson and Solomon Juneau.
Juneau and several others who arrived at about the same time built homes on the east side of the river near the foot of the present Wisconsin Street.
He entered into an agreement later in the same year with Juneau and Michael Dousman for its development.