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Address: Klondike Hwy., PO Box 535, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: +1 907-983-2111
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Description: Escape to the tranquility of beautiful Jewell Gardens & Garden City...
Escape to the tranquility of beautiful Jewell Gardens & Garden City Glassworks. Stroll Alaska's most spectacular certified organic Show Garden and watch the action at SE Alaska's only public Glassblowing Hot Shop. Book a tour for a unique hands-on "hot shop" adventure which is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to blow your own glass art in the Last Frontier! Join us for lunch or tea service at our restaurant "Poppies" where many of the meals served include organic produce picked fresh from our gardens. Open daily
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Glassblowing Lesson at Jewell Gardens

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Amazing and unique excursion

Visited for a glass blowing excursion while on a cruise. It was something different from our other excursions and it was a blast! The folks there are awesome and the gardens are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited for a glass blowing excursion while on a cruise. It was something different from our other excursions and it was a blast! The folks there are awesome and the gardens are lovely. We even had a lovely afternoon tea in their tearoom. It's a hidden jewel run by great people!

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Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite in Skagway by far. I didn't know before we got there, but there is also a glass blowing studio with a tour that let's you participate. Didn't have time but looked like much fun. You can book it yourself and save a bundle ( instead of doing it through cruise ship) easy to get to about... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I were looking to fill a couple of hours. The flowers in bloom are minimal this time of year. The people working there are very 'earthy' and not really social. It was said in the town that the owners are divorcing and they are allowing them to stay there to work the garden. The most flowers seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I signed up to tour Jewell Gardens and Garden City Glassworks as part of an excursion through a cruise. Our tour was early starting at 8 a.m. As it turned out, we were the only two to sign up for this excursion. We so enjoyed the personal attention during the glassblowing class. The artist/guide was wonderful! He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Jewell is a jewel! Don't miss their little shop in town as well. Bought a globe. They packed it well and it made it home in one piece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went to the garden for the 3rd annual rhubarb festival. A great time to go. The garden is in full bloom, rhubarb stalks as big as my wrist. After all Skagway is the garden capital of alaska. All the restaurant food is fresh from the garden. If your a train buff; the garden train is awesome, a mini white... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took an excursion to the Jewell Gardens. We had the opportunity to learn how to blow glass and then make an ornament. It was fun and we have a great keepsake. The trip provided lunch but everyone agreed that the food was terrible with few options. The gardens are beautiful and nice to walk through. We enjoyed the trip... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited the Jewell gardens as part of a cruise excursion. It was well worth the trip. The range of plants and the beautiful garden designs were first rate. The whimsical glass objects scattered throughout the gardens were magical. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. We also had a delicious lunch in the restaurant. I fell in love with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was a neat glass-blowing exerience. A good thing to do if you have extra time in Skagway, which we had plenty of as our ship was there all day.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Recently took a cruise to Alaska and took a tour the Jewell Gardens. I have to say, this was the highlight of my trip. The gardens were beautiful and our tour guide Josh was amazing. You could clearly see he enjoyed what he was doing and was excited to be a part of it. We were fortunate enough to watch... More 

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