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Shrine of St. Therese

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Address: Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK 99801
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hidden gem

hidden gem. we thought it would be just a church but it is so much more. the church is set on a tiny island reached by a footbridge , hidden behind the trees with all sorts of... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Cobham, United Kingdom
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

hidden gem. we thought it would be just a church but it is so much more. the church is set on a tiny island reached by a footbridge , hidden behind the trees with all sorts of statues around it. it faces out onto the ocean with scenic views of the islands and a whale if lucky. back over the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Take a beautiful drive to the shrine, you will pass several rivers and glaciers along the way. Once you arrive you can walk through this tranquil setting, take your time and pause to enjoy the relaxing and spiritual setting. A must see when you are in Juneau.

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Wallace, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

What a beautiful spot, not far from Juneau. It was amazing there was snow all along the shoreline until you walked out to this lovely shrine. A must see if you go to Juneau.

1 Thank barlow2017
Glenarm, Illinois
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you are visiting Juneau and have access to a vehicle, this should be a must see. Amazing views in a tranquil setting. I drove up in January, but the weather was fantastic on the day I went and I was pretty much the only one there.

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Portland, Oregon
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75 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I don't go to church all that often but this place is special. You can feel the presence of a superior being while you are there. If you are in Juneau I would consider this a must visit.

1 Thank Jerry F
Seogwipo, South Korea
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The chapel is cute, but it's the surroundings that are worth seeing. We enjoyed slowly walking the nature trail / stations of the cross scattered around the small hill in the woods. Then we spent a short time admiring the flowers and walking the labyrinth. As we were getting ready to leave, we noticed a nice rocky seashore - we... More 

3 Thank Beth B
Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Walking around the shrine & surrounding water's edge is a lovely experience any time of year. Have been summer, fall & winter & it always provides something new & lovely to look at. Wildlife in the water & on the rocky beaches as well as flora of all varieties surround the buildings & shrine items & sculptures.

Thank Jeneen T
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Having visited Juneau twice before on cruises we decided to go further afield this time and rented a car to visit The Shrine of Saint Therese. It being late in the tourist season we literally had the place to ourselves. From the parking lot it is a short walk across the causeway to the little stone chapel on Shrine Island.... More 

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North Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The pretty stone church is in a beautiful quiet grove a short and easy walk along a clear causeway. The church was open and unattended, a lovely spot for a few moments of calm contemplation. The surroundings alone are worth a visit and a photograph. We were lucky enough to spot whales, in the distance, across the bay from the... More 

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Kent, Washington
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We arrived about 9pm and that didn't give us much time to explore. They were open til 10pm. We just basically walked out to the church that appears to be on an island. It was still open and quite quiet inside. We wandered around the church for a few minutes then headed back to the car. There was more to... More 

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