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“Not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shrine of St. Therese

Shrine of St. Therese
Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK
907 780 6112
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Ranked #7 of 24 attractions in Juneau
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Juneau AK
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A Juneau staple destination. We always send or take visitors here. It's more than 20 miles out of town but not to be missed. The handmade Gothic stone church is charming, and the 180 degree view of the water often includes whales, and salmon fishermen on the rocks below. Very nice garden also.

Visited August 2012
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Orem, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Serene and beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you're looking for a place to really experience the majesty of Alaska, this is it. No hiking or fees required to experience tranquility, amazing views and possible wildlife.

We saw sea lions swimming around and a whale puffing water in the distance.

This place is so peaceful. Truly a place to experience.

Visited March 2013
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170 reviews 170 reviews
92 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
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“Beautiful Lonely Church In The Wilderness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Beautiful placement, Gorgeous construction. We were more than surprised. There is the usual Catholic problems with each other and mankind in general, but the distinctiveness and elegance of the church is irrefutable. On a rainforest island, made of stone and rock with incredible wood highlights. Don't miss!!

Visited April 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Definitely worth the drive out there”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Very picturesque location on an islet connected to the main island by a stone causeway. The shrine is open to the public. Religious art on the grounds. I particularly liked the Pieta in an alcove of a seaside cliff.

Visited March 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Our Fave in Juneau”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This place is a treasure on so many levels, the grounds and beach are devine. We had a sunny day and sat on the beach for hours, whales swam by and breached, there is even a small store where some coll trinkets can be had. But the best part is the Chaple out on its own little island connected by a narrow causeway. This is the one Elvis sang about, " juat a plain and simple chapel".. We were so smitten we drove out here for mass on Sunday, which was unlike any other I have attended, simple and sweet, no choir, no organ just you and the priest. I am not Catholic my wife is, butI will always remember this place and treasure it.

Visited June 2012
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