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Address: 10445 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (Formerly Green Angel Gardens)
Phone Number: +1 907-209-5050
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NO UPSIDE DOWN TREES HERE ONLY ALASKA NATURE UP CLOSE!!! Juneau Rainforest...

NO UPSIDE DOWN TREES HERE ONLY ALASKA NATURE UP CLOSE!!! Juneau Rainforest Garden is the original botanical garden in Juneau that focuses on identifying and discussing Native use of SE Alaska indigenous vegetation (ethnobotany). The 1000 foot temperate rainforest trail winds through incredible diversity of bog, meadow and mature forest. Enjoy seasonal wildflowers, huge skunk cabbage, forget-me-nots (State flower) and moss covered rainforest floor under canopy of Western Hemlock and Sitka Spruce (State tree). Umbrellas are provided. Trail is self guided with information brochure and placards, street shoe accessible and can accommodate those with limited mobility. Refreshments are served under a 70 foot pavilion displaying natural science Alaskana while owners host Q & A.

 

This intimate venue is offered in combination with Mendenhall Glacier and Mount Roberts Tramway.

2014 Princess Cruises - Tour JNU-130

2014 Holland America - Grand Tour of Juneau

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This was one of our excursions while on the Princess Cruise.. It was breathtaking walking through the rain forest and seeing all sorts of plants in Alaska.. My 7 year old nephew... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DLee L
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our excursions while on the Princess Cruise.. It was breathtaking walking through the rain forest and seeing all sorts of plants in Alaska.. My 7 year old nephew enjoyed learning about the plants!! At the end of the tour we got served muffins and tea.. Very refreshing to walk the trail..

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Richmond, Texas
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide took us on a brief walking tour and I think we were all in awe of the beautiful. Didn't think we would see such beautiful flowers and plant life the heart of Alaska.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Very interesting stop that was included in a shore excursion we booked. You walk through a marked garden and read the info corresponding with the number in a booklet. Most of the flowers had already finished blooming when we visited on the last tour in September but it was still beautiful and very peaceful. The trail would be easily accessible... More 

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Union, NJ
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A walk through seasonal wildflowers,mushrooms and a towering forest canopy. Signs alone the way give information of S.E. Alaska`s native groups, the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. It is run by naturalists Mr. Mrs. Svinicki. They also give a short lecture about the area. My husband did not want to visit a garden until we stepped onto the trail and he... More 

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Thank Cynthia S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My wife and I recently visited the Juneau Rainforest Garden during a shore excursion off an Alaskan cruise. The stop here was part of a trio of activities that also included a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier and a ride on the tram in downtown Juneau. This Rainforest Garden was a very nice place to visit, and the couple that... More 

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Louisburg, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It amazes me that there is a rain forest like this in Alaska. It took me by complete surprise its beauty. It is stunning the flowers and other plant life that thrives. It is a must while in Juneau.

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Port of Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Don't miss this truly worthwhile roadside attraction in Juneau. An easy ten-to-fifteen minute walking trail displays a great selection of native plants and natural environments of the Juneau area. In an outdoor classroom, your friendly and knowledgeable hosts provide interesting facts and the area and its many features. The experience is topped off by a cup of fresh-brewed tea and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This stop was a pleasant surprise. In spite of the drizzle and gloom, the short walk through the rainforest garden was incredibly relaxing and pleasant. Viewing the native plants and trees in a natural habitat provided yet another of Alaska's many photographic opportunities. After our walk, we sat for a while and listened to one of the more educational talks... More 

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Thank Kathy D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

On cruise tours everything is abbreviated and this tour is perfect for it. The ship in only docked for a limited time so stops on tours need to be quick to pack as much in. This one does a great job as it is a short walk to see numerous natural flora and salmon swimming upstream. Then a quick presentation... More 

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McFarland, Wisconsin, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This garden has level paths that would be an easy walk for most people. Beautifully serene and educational.

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