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Jewell Gardens

Klondike Hwy., PO Box 535, Skagway, AK 99840
907/983-2111
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Skagway
Type: Gardens
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We visited in June 2013 and had an amazing time! The staff were really friendly and patient with us when doing to tourist thing. We had just a group of 5 people (no one else was with our family group) and we had some extra time at the end so they let us pick colors and made a bowl for... More

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WA & HI
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Loved the beautiful gardens with all the glass objects. Cute gift shop and we watched them blowing glass. Cute railroad display in the garden. We ate at Poppie's for lunch. I had Rhubarb Chili and then a wonderful dessert. Inside/outside dining. Took lots of pictures here. Very peaceful. Took a shuttle from town out to the gardens.

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Sydney, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I visited as part of an all day tour which included a coach trip and White Pass Rail trip. Brenda gave us an informative tour of the gardens, and it is remarkable what the garden grows in just the 120 day growing period Skagway has each year. The gardens were full of interest and colour. The vegetable gardens were very... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Don't balk at the ticket price and get a peak at this little gem just out of Skagway town. You can see that it's an easy bike ride across the river in this video https://vimeo.com/72555809. We skipped the formal tour and self guided through these grounds of flower and vegetable garden with hand blown glass pieces and a model railway... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Jewell Gardens is just a bit outside of town. We visited in the evening for a tour of the gardens, a glassblowing demonstration, and dinner. The gardens are nice in a low-key way. The highlight of this portion was our guide Aaron, who was friendly and enthusiastic in a very genuine way. He had good background on how the gardens... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My fiance and I chose this excursion solely on the fact it wasn't mainstream and the other choices were on our cruise. We had a small group (5) and our guide (Aaron) was a pleasure. He was knowledgable and personable; he answered everyone's questions and even poured my cup of tea at the end. The glass blowing demonstration was fantastic!

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New York City, New York
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47 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

After seeing Glacier Gardens in Juneau I expected a similar experience at Jewell Gardens, WHAT A DISSAPOINTMENT, This was more like a familys flower and vegetable garden. I went independently so there wasn't a tour or glass blowing but paid the same rate as everyone else. It was pleasant to walk around but the charge was excessive for what was... More

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Wollongong
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Visited as part of the White Pass rail experience and expected this dining experience would be a 'tour lunch' (in, eat, exit through the gift store) - it was anything but! Enough time was allowed for a great sit-down lunch with some delicious (and interesting) options made using local / home grown ingredients. Then there was an excellent guided tour... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We went to Jewell Gardens primarily for the glass blowing, but ended up touring the gardens, and going to the restaurant (Posies) as well. We were traveling independently and had to call ahead to see if we could participate in the glass blowing tour (the tours are primarily set up for large groups from the cruise ships) . . .but... More

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

When we first pulled up I didn't think that this would be something that my husband and I would enjoy. We were both wrong! We had lunch, which was delicious, but it was geared more to a ladies tea than to a meat & potatoes type person. Then Brenda took us on a tour of the gardens. They were well... More

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