Juneau International Airport

Wildlife spotted at Juneau International Airport

Alaska’s Juneau International Airport (JNU) is far from flashy.

The most recent terminal renovation at JNU added some impressive pieces of art but left behind the taxidermy animals travelers have long associated with landing in this city.

We spotted arriving passengers dropping their bags to take selfies with these critters. And we wondered if grizzly bears were still around. “Oh, yes,” my Alaska-born seatmate told me on the return trip, pulling out her phone to show me a wobbly video of a large grizzly she and her family had encountered while strawberry picking on a remote beach the day before.