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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 #20 of 27 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
83 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
4 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The gardens were beautiful. The couple that takes care of the gardens are so proud of them. The outhouse was very nice to have . The women took pride in making sure it was clean. We appreciated it. The tea, was very tasteful.

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Milwaukee, WI
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a short trip that is worth attention. A short, self-guided walk allows you to understand the flora of this temperate rainforest, some of which is native to the area. This is an attraction entirely started by a couple as a labor of love, and at the end you must be sure to sample their excellent tea!

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Princeton, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Self guided tour of a 1,00 foot trail. All of the botanical aspects you might want. It was interesting to see the different plants and muffin and tea after walking the trail were great. Ideal for those who really want to get into the different plant species in detail. For me it was a good introduction to the different plants... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was nice and the owners are very nice and stewards of the land they manage. There is a little trail with guidebook illustrating the plants. In June there were a lot of flowers, but there were beautiful wildflowers elsewhere. I would go again if I had time to spare.

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