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Juneau Rainforest Garden

10 1/2 Mi. Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (Formerly Green Angel Gardens)
+1 907-209-5050
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Type: Trails, Gardens
Owner description: NO UPSIDE DOWN TREES HERE ONLY ALASKA NATURE UP CLOSE!!! Juneau Rainforest Garden is the original botanical garden in Juneau that focuses on... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Las Vegas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is not a National Geographic expedition. There is an adventurous component, but it's minimal and you should come to be entertained. They do a great job of packaging and selling this experience, and if you're a grumpy person constantly picking holes in your guide's story, you're not going to enjoy the experience very much. As in written fiction, there... More

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

As a local gardener this is the place you go for inspiration. As with all gardens, the more love and time it has the more amazing it becomes. There is a reason it was voted the premiere attraction in Juneau, Alaska.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

One of my favorite experiences in Juneau. Very educational and entertaining; included 20 minute walk through rain forest with informational placards and then we were treated to refreshments while owners gave extensive natural science and Alaska history talk. Would recommend for people who want an environmental and educational experience.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We experienced Alaska at its most personal level as we slowly walked through Rainforest Garden. The interpretive cultural information provided along the trail was intriguing. We not only knew what the plants were, we knew how the natives used them. We were transformed as we emerged from the trail--this is nature at it's best. You can tell the owners Jane... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We wouldn't have come to this place had it not been offered along with the Mendenhall Glacier excursion from our cruise. So, I don't know what the extra cost was to make this stop, but if it was more than $5, it was too much. Yes, the trail was beautiful, but a five minute, 1000 foot walk in the woods... More

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La Paz, Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I would not have included a visit here were it not included in the "price of admission" on the cruise tour. It was a delight. The owners have worked hard to preserve and maintain this sight. Plants, trees, wildflowers, are identified and cared for. I especially liked the explanation and discussion that followed. The tea was great and the muffins... More

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Who woulda thunk there would be a rainforest in Alaska?? The educational experience was amazing, and the scenery was breathtaking. You will love it!

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Little Silver
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Not only do you get an interesting perspective on a northern rain forest but you see the hard work that the owners have put into the gardens over the 30 years that they have been working on the garden. The tea and muffins at the end make the experience more like dropping in on friends and makes a nice ending... More

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Minnesota
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The glacier moving through this area left behind a beautiful rain forest with 50 kinds of moss and 50 kinds of Lichen, beautiful wild flowers, and amazing trees. There are stones along the trails showing you where the glacier was over the last 200 years. A great place to take pictures and explore the beauty that Alaska has to offer.

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Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Wonderful walk, the beauty of Alaska and you don't have to worry about snakes.

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