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Address: 10 1/2 Mi. 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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A very quaint place to enjoy the scenery but realizing the temperate climate that Juneau has that allows these plants to thrive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
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Chula Vista, California, United States
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Northern Ontario
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way to Mendenhall Glacier . Great little green spot . Amazing that the plants grow in what we in the lower 48 consider a harsh climate . There are a few items for purchase if you want to take home a little souvenir . We spent about a half hour, and enjoyed the beauty of... More 

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Chula Vista, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A very quaint place to enjoy the scenery but realizing the temperate climate that Juneau has that allows these plants to thrive.

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Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
69 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a rainforest graden developed by a couple over 25 years. It has a good range of the plants you will see around Alaska. Takes about half and hour to walk around. You can see as part of a tour around Juneau particularly to the Maidenhall Glacier.

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is one of my favorite green spots in Juneau. The garden is small, and is owned by a very nice couple who are usually very helpful to visitors. It's a short walk, so I wouldn't recommend it for jogging, just a nice place to go relax and hear the birds.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The rainforest is a simple walk but I beleive requires to be part of a tour for access. We bundled with the Mendenhall Glaicer and a Whale Watching Tour byGastineau Guiding via Celebrity Cruise Lines. Our Tour guide was great and did an excellant job of sharing info about the rainforest including pointing out evidence of recent bear activity, though... More 

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Penn Yan, NY
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The couple that owns this garden were very nice and informative. We visited as part of our excursion for the day. You take an easy walk thru the gardens and then come back to a covered area where they serve you delicious hot tea and apple cakes which were some of the best baked goods we had during the cruise.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a tine (1,000 foot) garden that you walk through yourself. There is no guide and it takes about 10 minutes. You are better off taking the Orca Beach Wild Forest tour in Ketchiken - it is longer and led by two very knowledgeable guides.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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144 reviews 144 reviews
85 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Communing with nature is always nice it gets you away from all the distraction I advise if you have time to go through twice once for picture mode and once for inspect read and admire all of the life Inside. At the end of the trail they offered up apple cinnamon muffins which were some of the best muffins is... More 

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London
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110 reviews 110 reviews
6 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The most sedate entertainment possible, a half-hour of peering through light drizzle at labelled plants -- bushes, trees, herbs, grasses, forbs -- from a gravelled path that twists itself across a little corner of Alaskan swamp, with questions-and-answers over oatmeal cookies and herbal tea to follow. Yes, you perhaps need grey at your muzzle to enjoy this one. But I... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did not know that Juneau was a rainforest...getting precipitation (rain/snow) 300 days a year. Jack & Jane run this garden and are very knowledgeable about almost anything that was asked of them. They provided umbrellas for everyone to walk through the forest. The flowers and plants were pretty and being in the forest felt like you were very far... More 

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