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Address: Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK
Phone Number: 907 780 6112
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Take a moment to stop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
HattieSI
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
79 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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10 reviews 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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84 helpful votes 84 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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