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Shrine of St. Therese

Address: Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK
Phone Number: 907 780 6112
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Ranked #7 of 24 Attractions in Juneau
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Fordland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The shrine of St. Therese is nestled in woods that are beautiful and serene. The paths out on the peninsula give views of the ocean that are great. The quiet beauty of the shrine has a serenity that is special. My grandkids enjoyed having so many neat places to explore there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a tiny little chapel, a good distance from the town of Juneau. The surroundings are both serene and beautiful, and the church itself is well-built. It's a good little side trip and opportunity to relax. If you're in Juneau for a few days, it's worth visiting, but you do need your own transportation to get there.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is not an attraction for thrill seekers, gift shoppers, foodies, or anyone with a short attention span. The chapel/shrine are located across a causeway, only accessible by foot. Once you're there, it feels like a different world, and is very peaceful. You don't have to be Catholic to go, but it is obviously a religious attraction. So if you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Did a night hike here with some friends, was twilight when we got there and is such a gorgeous lil place, (kind of creepy at night) but otherwise a really gorgeous spot to watch the sun disappear behind the horizon.

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Boise, Idaho
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's like walking into a guarded, sacred secret. The Shrine is on a little island connected by a spit of land. You can't even see it till you're across and in the trees. It's almost magical in nature. You don't have to be religious to enjoy this little treasure

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Beautiful little chapel with nice stained glass windows featuring Jesus with women of the Bible. What made the memory and will forever be remembered is two women, saying Hail Marys together. What a joyful sound. Thank you ladies for allow me to benefit from just observing your prayer.

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Alvin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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