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Shrine of St. Therese

Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK
907 780 6112
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Ranked #7 of 26 Attractions in Juneau
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Alvin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful area. The Shrine of St. Therese is secluded about 18 miles "Out The Road" from downtown Juneau. Located on an island and hidden by the trees until you walk across the short distance from the mainland. Holy Ground, beautiful church and stations of the cross on the island. A must see area in Juneau.

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Juneau, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You will find some seal around the island. Small church on an island, very nice quiet walk. Easy walk path

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Rockville Centre, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were there on a cloudy and rainy day which probably meant we didn't experience the full beauty of the place, but even walking around in the rain, we were able to feel the peacefulness that surrounds this place. We saw eagles and other fish and animals and were told that you can often see whales from the top of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Shrine was built in the late 1930's in memory of St.Therese of Lisieux , France.This site consists of the Chapel, Stations of the Cross,Columbarium/gardens (cremated remains), LeVasseur Cabin ( original post office), Lodge ( sleeps 22 persons), Labyrinth, Hermitage Cabin, Jubilee Cabin Caretakers Cabin and Bathrooms. Most of the site is wheelchair navigable. Most of this work was done... More

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San Angelo, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were taken here as part of a city tour. We learned about salmon spawning and how the bears hang out here to eat the salmon--a cycle of life lesson. It very peaceful here and the facilities are very beautiful. We were told people book and stay here for a week or longer, but we were just here briefly on... More

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Saginaw, MI
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104 reviews 104 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The perfect place to get away from the frantic activity on board a cruise ship. The center has lovely views including an interesting chapel that is open for reflection. There are public bathrooms which is an added plus for this quiet location with a beautiful view.

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HAINES
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a "hidden gem" of a place that is a must to visit. Beautiful surroundings - quiet, relaxing and spiritual.

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Seattle, WA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So glad we stopped by this precious place. This church is very well cared for and a nice place to have a quiet moment.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not too far out of town and worth the trip. A great place to spend the afternoon or morning exploring the area on easy walking trails. Pretty even when the weather isn't.

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DC metro area
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Shrine is situated in a beautiful grove of trees in an area past Auke Bay. Lovely to walk the quiet grounds of the Shrine, which are right on the water. Visited the Shrine during a driving tour out to the End of the Road. Not much to see by way of "epic" sights (like glaciers) but I enjoyed driving through... More

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