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Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure in Juneau provided by Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure in Juneau

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure in Juneau
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Welcome to Glacier Gardens, a uniquely designed rainforest botanical garden nestled in the midst of the Tongass National Forest. On your guided tour you will learn about the exquisitely landscaped botanical gardens, the reclaimed stream cascading close by, and the innovative garden designs the "Flower Towers" all while indulging in the area’s immense history and rare temperate rainforest habitat. Travel by covered rainforest shuttles through Alaska’s natural wonderland. Your guide will describe points of interest along the 2-mile long path up Thunder Mountain where a cliff-side boardwalk leads to a phenomenal panoramic view of Juneau. Open May 7 - September 23, and not available for winter off-season visits.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8844P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 7600 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, however, collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 134 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • 7600 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, however, collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 134 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

4.0
50 reviews
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Average
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Fe N
Ontario, NY3 contributions
AWESOME!!!!Love it
Sep 2021 • Couples
Everything...it was awesome experience...our tour guide was the BEST...Steve did a freaking awesome place...
Written 10 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
Thank you, everyday when I come to work I remember how blessed we are to have such a beautiful and fun place to be. Working with steve is fun, not sure what he will think of next. Hope to see you at the Gardens, when you make it to Alaska again!
Written 19 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nomadic_nil
San Diego, CA165 contributions
Check out if you have time
Jun 2021
Glacier garden is located between downtown and the Mendenhall valley. Carla & Steve have created this beautiful garden with flowers, trees, and plants around it. The rainforest starts at the end of this road where there's an awesome view deck overlooking all of Juneau from above! Our tour was short and sweet- we didn't have much time to explore at the top. Since golf carts are the only way up there and you can't explore alone, it felt like a waste when they ended the tour so quickly. I wouldn't recommend this excursion if you're crunched for time, but if there's extra room in your schedule definitely check out the garden!
Written 2 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
Thank you for visiting with us, Cindy and Steve have put alot of thought into our tour. The guided Rainforest part of the tour is timed (45 min.), two miles through the rainforest. The first mile starts at the 40ft level and takes you to the boardwalk at the 600ft level and the second mile brings you down along ponds and waterfalls. The lower garden is for all day, because of the nature of our tour we try to give everyone the same experience. This is a very reaxing tour not much walking and no hiking involved.
Written 6 September 2021
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Wade B
Bellingham, WA114 contributions
Wow! What a special place and experience.
Wow! What a special place and experience. The whole team at Glacier Gardens made me feel welcome and they were excited to share this incredible place with us.

The gardens were in all their splendor. Much planning was was taken to have plants blooming all over. The North American rainforest has a special place in my heart for me.

The pools in the creek and vegetation around them were beautiful to see. The culmination of the spectacular view at the top was nature at its best.
Written 25 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
Thank you for coming to the gardens, it is a little bit of paradise here on earth! Steve works hard to make sure the tour is interesting and fun tour of the Tongass rainforest. the guides make sure everyone gets a great expirance.
Written 5 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marilyn
Green Bay, WI3 contributions
Rainforest beauty and nature at its finest.
An opportunity to learn more about the ecosystem in Alaska and enjoy the beauty of nature. A relaxing way to spend a couple of hours.
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
Thank you for your wonderful review, the tour guides hope guest enjoy their tour visit of Tongass rainforest. We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful baskets of flowers and the relaxing atmosphere of the Visitors Center and tour. Have a great Day!
Written 5 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachel23
San Diego, CA31 contributions
Beautiful and Interesting!
This was beautiful! The tour guide had a funny dry sense of humor and had tons of information! It was a great way to spend an hour and a half!
Written 23 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
Thank you for visiting the Gardens, we have been blessed with such a great guest. Our tour guides always try to give a fun and interesting tour of the tongass rainforest. The guides study so guest can enjoy all the beauty Alaska has to offer.
Written 5 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GypsyGirlSue
26 contributions
Better than glaciers!
I did not read TripAdvisor reviews before our tour (as I usually do) so was astonished to learn this is not a typical botanical garden! My daughter (50) and I (75) enjoyed the tour very much, and would go again.

She was a bit alarmed by the open trams with no side rails used to reach the observation point; the roads made of logs looked a bit scary! I use a walker and was not expecting a short uphill climb on gravel to the tram, but it was possible. Our bus driver said the tour guides had wheelchairs if needed.

I do wish we had more time to take photographs of the interesting upside-down trees, and more time in the gift shop. We were on a Princess excursion (first ship to Alaska in 2021 after Covid) that was 45 minutes late starting out because the ship was late arriving, so our time at the Gardens is likely not typical.

The staff were all friendly and helpful, and the lovely mug I bought in the gift shop was carefully wrapped for transit. I would recommend this tour to everyone!
Written 14 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
Thank you for your great review, we do try to give a enjoyable expirence of the Tongass forest. I'm glad you were able to come and see everything the garden tour had to offer. In this trying time with limited resources availible we try to make sure everyone can enjoy the mountian, I'm so glad you made it to the top. Every day we are blessed with the most beauitful and gracious guest. Juneau appriecates all the wonderful visitors, we get to welcome into our city thank you.
Written 16 August 2021
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Kb3610
Rochester, MN58 contributions
Not for walkers.
Aug 2021 • Couples
The only way to experience this place is to pay for an expensive trolley tour which you have to do in order to go to the café.
Written 13 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure was designed for guest with limited mobility a chance to enjoy the Tongass forest. The guided tour takes guest on a two mile path through the tongass where your guide gives a informative and fun tour. The tour through the rainforest is included in our Entrance fee, along with admission to the Visitors Center and lower Gardens. It is difficult to convey that we are a tour and there is a charge to enter, apologies for the confusion. Juneau has many wonderful places to walk or hike I hope you found one that was what you were looking for. We are all so grateful for all the wonderful people that have traveled to Juneau, thank you.
Written 16 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael J
98 contributions
Ride and over priced
Huge disappointment. You will spend less than an hour touring the garden. It’s way over priced and the shop is super expensive. Definitely a tourist trap. The two elder ladies working inside have ZERO customer service. They do NOT like children here. You will be a pulsed if you do anything thing they don’t like. They will follow you around making you feel uncomfortable. I would suggest not to go
Written 12 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
Thank you for touring the Gardens, it is dissappointing that it was not what you expected. The tour of the Tongass rainforest is about a 45 min, but we always start with the live feed of the Eagles nest and a introduction on why someone would turn a tree upside down. From the reclamation of a stream, through rainforest up to the veiw of the Gastineu channel the tour guides work hard to give a fun and informative tour. We do keep an eye on children, the flowers are irrreplacable. Our floors are hard and running is prohibited, sorry if we seem a bit over protective at times. We try to keep the Gift shop with unique items that are not avaiable else where in Juneau. Thank you for your input, Juneau appreciates all the wonderful visitors who have taken the time to enjoy our little part of Alaska.
Written 13 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alisha
1 contribution
Decent
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was cute, but I wouldn’t do it again. Maybe slow down and take stops so that pictures can be taken. You advertise move than an hour of a tour; and we were done before the hour. If you take some time to pause and allow us to get out to take pictures, it would be worth it to come again.
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
Thank you for visiting the Gardens, the rainforest part of our tour is a 45 min ride. Our tours start in the visitors center with a live veiw of our Eagles nest and wonderful array of flowers. Then a introduction of how the gardens started, from the stream reclamation, to the Flower Towers. When on the path to the boardwalk and down for safety reasons we can not stop or allow guest to leave the vehicle. We have found the avarage stay is about 1 1/2 hours which includes time to enjoy the visitors center and the lower gardens. Juneau appreciates all the wonderful visitors who have come in this tough time, and we want to thank you very much.
Written 13 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jane Doe
3 contributions
Save your money
Jul 2021 • Friends
Boring park. Don't waste your money on a drive up the mountain in a golf cart. The whole area is a rainforest. This "park" just happens to have planted flowers.
Written 4 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierGardens
It is disappointing when guest are bored, our tour guides try to give an educational and a bit entertaining tour. From the stream rehabilitation, to Steve's recycled trees with their array of flowers( Flower Towers). We provide a nice ride through the Tongass forest especially for those who are unable to walk Juneaus many hiking paths. We enjoy showing how the melting glacier effected the mountain and the growth of a temperate rainforest. From marine shale to isostatic rebound the mountain was shaped. Steve tried to show off the view and have as little impact as possible on the growth .He refers to it as landscapes on loan from God. There is many different grow patterns in the Tongass forest, from what may grow by the Glacier to the growth in our the swampy acres. We have the large Sitka spruce and hemlock. I do hope you had enough time to enjoy everything Juneau had to offer, we are so grateful for everyone who visits are town.
Written 6 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Janelle S
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GORGEOUS !!!
Unbelievably gorgeous place. AMAZING how the have used old cypress trees as planters!! These folks know how to gro
carll390
carll390
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Such beautiful woods
This tour, about an hour, goes up a mountain in an open air tram. The flowers are unusually planted. Then the rai
davidcL9902JW
davidcL9902JW
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Very nice tour in Juneau. Surprising view from the hilltop observation stand.
Very nice unexpected tour experience at Glacier Gardens. Our group had a bald eagle fly overhead near us while
Liz S
Liz S
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Highly recommend!!
Be sure to take the tour on the golf cart. Our guide shared the history of the area and of Glacier Gardens!
willqh
willqh
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Beautiful
Beautiful, unique, impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour to the top for a breathtaking view of Juneau.
thealexgale
thealexgale
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Hidden Gem
The gardens are beautiful and the staff very knowledgable. Views from the top of the property are incredible!
RCMaui
RCMaui
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+Beautiful Rainforest great views of Juneau
This rainforest is lovely. The tour consists of a tram ride to the top of the mountain where you get a breathtakin
TerenaWilson
TerenaWilson
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Breathtaking
Had a wonderful time! Beautiful and Serene. Great friendly and knowledgeable staff. Many unique features.
debc405
debc405
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Very clever
I would recommend to take this tour. It was a cute concept with a nice ride to the top for great views It has a
Win_Hanson
Win_Hanson
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Glacier Gardens Tour
We are from the Northwest and found this activity interesting. We took a taxi from the ship and tried to stay amon
noonieboat
noonieboat
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OK Tour
This excursion was a little disappointing. It was basically a tour of a forest where you learn about the different
Wanda M
Wanda M
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What a treasure
This place was simply amazing! The time and creativity to create such a treasure! Wow! So unique! Simply stunnin
becaleh
becaleh
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It was ok. Not great.
I was kind of disappointed in this excursion. I didn't think it was what it was cracked up to be. I thought it was
BKStraveler
BKStraveler
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Beautiful and Unusual
Beautiful gardens and unusual story behind them. Fun ride up the mountainside, knowledgeable tour guide, fabulous
Daniel S
Daniel S
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Glacier Gardens Rainforest
You'll love this garden tour. It features a most unique approach to flower planters and re-purposing downed trees.
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