The gardens are lovely, but the rainforest itself was the main attraction for me. The "upside down trees" are beautiful, but I felt they were sort of a gimmick. However, the floral displays were gorgeous, the trip up and down the mountain frightening if you're afraid of heights like I am, but so gorgeous! The views of the actual rainforest were so beautiful. It was a light rainy day when we were there and it only added to the beauty. The weather cleared briefly when we were "up top" and we had a nice view, but the gardens and the rainforest were the real attraction. I highly recommend this experience to anyone. I thought we were just stopping by there on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier (a truly don't miss sight!), but this was worth the time. Can't speak to the cost, since it was included in a tour of 3 things. Big surprise to see so many flowers in Alaska! Beautiful! Great photo ops! Go if you have the opportunity!
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