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Shrine of St. Therese

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Address: Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK 99801
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Woodsy, nice labyrinth, and seashore!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
Beth B
Seogwipo, South Korea
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Seogwipo, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank William S
North Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

Thank 1never2late
Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Decemberborn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nestled by the bay about 20 miles north of Juneau, this is an awesome place just to meditate, pray, and soak in the scenery. While the Church Shrine is relatively austere, the church itself is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the bay. Surrounded by trees, there is an interesting path around the Shine with the Stations of the Cross.... More 

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Horn Lake, Mississippi, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I found this through a things to do while in Juneau Google search. The drive out to the Shrine was beautiful and the Shrine itself was so peaceful. My husband and I walked the grounds. We took pictures of the Shrine and of the surrounding Stations of the Cross. We took the path along the shoreline and found the Labyrinth... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We didn't really know what to expect and just stopped in because we were driving down the coast road and saw a sign for the shrine. It was definitely worth a stop! You drive down into a parking lot and then walk a short trail to the shrine itself. It is surrounded by forest but then comes into view as... More 

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Loved this hidden attraction. Very interesting landscape and church with unexpected gardens and other items around. Would recommend as a stop while in Juneau.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This shrine sits on some of the most scenic landscape in Juneau. You can walk around the grounds which are full of trees, flowers and the ocean very close by. Some people were combing the beaches for star fish etc. others were admiring the plants and fruit trees and how beautiful the whole place is to visit. One should also... More 

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