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Shrine of St. Therese

Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK
907 780 6112
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Hudson, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I wasn't really excited to go here, but once you get there it sort of sucks you in. The quiet, the beauty of the place, the history, its hard to describe, but you should visit if in the area

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CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While in Juneau this trip we rented a car for the day. This gave the 4 of us an opportunity to go to Mendenhall Glacier on our own and then head out of town. This beautiful peaceful retreat was well worth the short drive. We had a picnic at the near by park and enjoyed our escape from town.

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sportsmom1988
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A few miles up on the Glacier Hwy north of Juneau is the shrine. It is worth the stop to take in the beautiful view of not only the shrine but the natural wonders all around. My favorite part was sitting on the little bench just of the shore and watching the seals play and the salmon jumping around. Breath... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a beautiful, reflective spot along the waterline with a simple elegant chapel. It is certainly Catholic shrine and welcoming of all. A place to get away from crowded tourist destinations for peace.

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Chicago, Illinois
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234 reviews 234 reviews
9 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place is about 15 to 20 miles north of Juneau but if you can get there it is worth the drive. The mountain views are spectacular and the reverence and silence of the place is undescribable. You can walk for hours or a few minutes and just observe the peace and vastness of Alaska. There is a chapel and... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It was beautiful and well worth seeing! We missed the road going to it, not sure if there was a sign out. We found it on our way back. We enjoyed walking around the site and out to the church.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We drove north (as far as possible) and visited the Shine. The scenery is beautiful and we even got a close view of a Bald Eagle. The Church and Chapel were beautiful, too. If you have a Handicap Placard, parking is provide at the bottom of the dirt rode. Mosquitos were present (and huge) so repellent might come in handy

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Martinsburg, WV
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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A lovely peaceful jewel in the woods. You do need a car to visit. It is also possible to rent a cabin here.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I am not Catholic or religious, but they do have nice trails and a superb labyrinth for quiet meditation. Nice respite from the travel hubbub.

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Chehalis, Washington
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203 reviews 203 reviews
93 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We enjoyed our time spent here and then though it was raining lightly. Although originally intended to be a log church, the Chapel, constructed of Shrine-site beach stone, was built in the late 1930’s.  Fr. William LeVasseur, S.J., a man who held on to the vision and followed through on establishing a Shrine occupying an entire island, celebrated the inaugural... More

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