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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 #4 of 25 Attractions in Juneau
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Batesville, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Shrine of St. Theresa is a beautiful Catholic church that combines the tranquility of nature with a moving sense of spirituality. The shrine is situated on the channel coast and is surrounded by a patch of woods and a stretch of beach. Stations of the cross are set up to follow a trail in the woods that surrounds the... More 

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Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A nice little out of the way peaceful shrine/church in the woods. Just a short walk to get there. We were on a cruise excursion and this was one of the "off the beaten path" stops. It was a pretty little church inside and had a nice view being right by the water. It was nice to see something completely... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It took a while, but I found the cat! We sat near the water on the grounds where the caretaker lives and she (or he) let me pet him (or her) for a good long time. The shrine itself is on a little island and is creepy in a forest-y, jesus-y way. Super pretty. Being a staunch atheist myself, I... More 

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Price, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The cabins are amazing. The views can't be beat. Sunsets will blow your mind. Out the road a bit. A great place to relax and stay.

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Fordland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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