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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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Description: 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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Great garden walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Port of Los Angeles, CA
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
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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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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was our first stop on our Juneau excursion. The garden trail is 1000 feet long, but full of plants native to Southeast Alaska. The brochure was quite informative and easy to use. The owners were very attentive and informative as well. After walking the trail, there was hot tea and cookies for all. It truly is a gem amongst... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a small rainforest garden with a circular path and some attractive flora. The hosts were gracious and informative. I expected a deeper walk into a more wild setting but this is a structured garden with markers, not long. The hosts provided tea and a snack and answered questions. It was nice and a local touch.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We toured the Rainforest Garden which was included in the Mendenhall Glacier Tour. We had no idea something like this existed and its amazing that someone has taken the time and energy to build such a garden. The views from the top are beautiful but not nearly as beautiful as the flowers. If you love flowers, trees, plants and views,... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A gorgeous, classic display of Southeast Alaska native vegetation with very interesting information about the plant usage. Forest, bogs, and even a salmon steam. Hosts are very professional. This stop is on a wonderful tour that includes Mendenhall Glacier and Mount Roberts Tramway. Loved the Market Spice tea.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a very interesting rainforest garden. The upside down trees with flowers in the roots are great, and the store and food tent is really pretty. But what makes it special is the staff that are kind and attentive. They are happy to share the rich gardens and amazing natural riches at every corner. Great spot for seeing bald... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our visit here was part of an excursion package and what a delight it turned out to be - if you like this sort of thing: basically it is a short trail around a couple's large garden which has been stocked entirely with indigenous flora and fauna. They provide a handout to tell you what's what. Very tranquil place -... More 

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