Welcome to the Whale Sculpture


Tahku, the Alaska Whale Sculpture, is a life-scale bronze whale sculpture of a breaching humpback rising amidst waterworks from an infinity pool located on the waterfront of Alaska’s capital city, Juneau – a destination for over 1 million visitors each year from around the world. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of Alaska Statehood, and serves as the northern anchor for the downtown Juneau waterfront.

Takhu the Whale was sculpted by former Juneau resident R.T. Wallen for the people of Alaska.

Eye-level Footage of the Whale

By the Juneau Empire

Aerial Footage of the Whale

By Chip Kidd