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Jewell Gardens

Klondike Hwy., PO Box 535, Skagway, AK 99840
907/983-2111
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Skagway
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Columbus, OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The owner gave us a personal tour of the gardens, which took about an hour. Aside from the larger than "normal" vegetables and the some of the pretty perennial beds, in July, it was not that much more remarkable than the beautiful garden beds seen around the town. What WAS a nice addition was the cooking demonstration and tasting with... More

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Smithfield
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10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was done as part of our tour of train, suspension bridge, Klondike Hwy, and garden lunch and sightseeing at Jewell gardens. I would highly recommend this tour in its entirety. To just go to Jewell gardens when you only have one day and one excursion, I would not recommend. Glass blowing interesting if you've never seen it before. Garden... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I found this place on the internet before our cruise. When we landed in Skagway we hopped on the city bus for free and took the short trip to the Jewell Gardens. We walked around the flower gardens and took lovely pictures of the brilliantly colored flowers. We also watched a demonstration of the glass blowing. Then we had a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A delightful escape from the crowds and shopping downtown. This is nor a huge botanical, rather it is like the formal gardens you might find at a large mansion or in a city park. Interspersed in the garden are some glass objects that enhance the experience. In addition you can see a glass blowing demonstration and then blow your own... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A wonderful experience. beautiful gardens. wonderful tour guide Emily. Fascinating experience in the glass blowing workshop! delightful tea in the restaurant. a great way to spend the afternoon!

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NW IN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Although we visited before peak flowering season, there were still *plenty* of lovely and interesting gardens, trees and glass artworks to see and photograph. Our guide was both entertaining and informative-- everyone who works there seems to be a "jack of all trades." The glassblowing demonstration was excellent-- great visibility and explained step-by-step, although probably not so interesting for small... More

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Skagway, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you like glass...a must. I collect glass, and their glass is made there...right in front of you. Gardens are lush...vegetables are huge...and the restaurant is very good. All around..a big plus. And, by the way....the prices on the glass is surprisingly low.....have it shipped home!!!

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Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent an hour on a grey afternoon wandering through the gardens. We did the self tour, more labelling in each garden would have been helpful. A lovely place but would not have paid more than the $12.50 per person. The gift shop has some unique gift items. The blown glass pieces in the shop are beautiful. W were not... More

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Seward, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My daughter and I were spending time in Skagway while my husband hiked the Chilkoot Pass. We were so looking forward to spending some girl time having afternoon tea at the Jewel Garden cafe/tea shop. We planned to go on Sunday as less cruise ships were in town and it wouldn't be too crowded. Unfortunately, after the bike ride out... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

So I'm going to review several different portions of our experiences at Jewel Garden. We did a glass blowing excursion here and our group has 11 people in it. I believe the tour was 3.5 hours (or 3 hours, I can't be sure.) What I do remember is that I could not book another tour because of a time conflict... More

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