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Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure in Juneau provided by Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure in Juneau

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure in Juneau
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
134
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 7600 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801, USA Independent travelers get to the meeting point by City Taxi or City Bus. Meeting point is 7 miles from Cruise Ship terminals
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, however, collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 134 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • 7600 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801, USA Independent travelers get to the meeting point by City Taxi or City Bus. Meeting point is 7 miles from Cruise Ship terminals
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, however, collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 134 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.0
70 reviews
Excellent
39
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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CornDogQueen
6 contributions
To be clear our tour guides were EXCELLENT. I got some cool photos because I was lucky enough to be seated on the outside of the open trolly car. The tour guide was hard to understand on the trolly, because of poor quality microphone and/or speakers. There's not really areas to walk through, and it's not like a traditional botanical garden. You'll see a lot of the upside down dead tree trunks they're famous for, which is cool and a fun story, but it's hard to see any flowers planted on top of them and there are not a lot of other flowers otherwise, which is what I personally like in botanical gardens.
I went as part of a Celebrity cruise shore excursion (Mendenhall Glacier and Gardens) and the tour was not time balanced well, so we had too much time hanging out waiting for our bus driver at the end. This was an interesting story and I lucked out with some nice photos due to weather and my seating position on the trolly, but overall a little underwhelming.
Written June 19, 2022
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mmhawk14
Harrisonburg, VA40 contributions
Not only is this extremely budget-friendly, but the tour guide was phenomenal. He is knowledgeable, funny, and clearly very passionate about the National Forest and its preservation (as he should be!). The view at the top of the attraction is unbeatable, and the entire experience was simply beautiful. They have done a really lovely job there.
Written June 19, 2022
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FHLEnterprises
Omaha, NE113 contributions
Couples
Let me say that we were extremely impressed with this garden. Located on the side of the mountain the main facility and surrounding grounds were well maintained, colorful and contained several upside down tree displays (very beautiful and unique). For the end of June we were very surprised at how much was in bloom and the colors. Steve (the owner) has done a great job blending and mixing a variety of species in the main area and throughout the gardens. An added bonus was the tram ride up the mountain. Alex and Russell made that part a great experience for us. Alex did the introductory tour and Russell was the narrator and driver of the tram. The views at the top of the mountain were stunning. I would say they are better than the ones available at the Goldbelt Mt Roberts Tram.

Would definitely recommend this garden if you are visiting the Juneau area!

One side note: As an example of the friendliest of the personnel, we took the Juneau Transit Bus to the garden and were a little unsure of which stop to use. As it happened one of the employees (Russell) was on the bus and helped us get off at the right stop and find the entrance! Hats off to Russell!
Written July 2, 2022
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twiggybronx
Bronx, NY15 contributions
I purchased this ticket knowing that I may have to get to the meeting location but had no idea that the meeting point was about 16 minutes away and by taxi/Uber it will cost 26 dollars. By public transportation it will be 45 minutes before I would get to the starting point. They do not tell you this in the description of what not included. It’s not fair that I was not informed of this by the tour operator. It was the day of when I call them because they had not contacted me with any information and I learned of such cost and time of providing my own transportation to the starting location. I ended up losing the cost of the tour $58 because I couldn’t cancel it the day of. No good business practice. No good if the tour company is not going to be honest of the additional cost for transportation and long commute to the starting point. I don’t recommend this tour!
Written June 26, 2022
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GlacierGardens
We don't mean to be dishonest and try to say that guest who are independent travelers come by City bus or Taxi. I have given refunds to other guests who couldn't get transportation, if you ask I will give permission for a refunds for guests who couldn't find a good way to come to the Gardens. We hope you were able to enjoy the rest of your Alaskan experience.
Written June 27, 2022
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Michael J
98 contributions
Huge disappointment. You will spend less than an hour touring the garden. It’s way over priced and the shop is super expensive. Definitely a tourist trap. The two elder ladies working inside have ZERO customer service. They do NOT like children here. You will be a pulsed if you do anything thing they don’t like. They will follow you around making you feel uncomfortable. I would suggest not to go
Written August 12, 2021
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GlacierGardens
Thank you for touring the Gardens, it is dissappointing that it was not what you expected. The tour of the Tongass rainforest is about a 45 min, but we always start with the live feed of the Eagles nest and a introduction on why someone would turn a tree upside down. From the reclamation of a stream, through rainforest up to the veiw of the Gastineu channel the tour guides work hard to give a fun and informative tour. We do keep an eye on children, the flowers are irrreplacable. Our floors are hard and running is prohibited, sorry if we seem a bit over protective at times. We try to keep the Gift shop with unique items that are not avaiable else where in Juneau. Thank you for your input, Juneau appreciates all the wonderful visitors who have taken the time to enjoy our little part of Alaska.
Written August 13, 2021
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Wade B
Bellingham, WA114 contributions
Wow! What a special place and experience. The whole team at Glacier Gardens made me feel welcome and they were excited to share this incredible place with us.

The gardens were in all their splendor. Much planning was was taken to have plants blooming all over. The North American rainforest has a special place in my heart for me.

The pools in the creek and vegetation around them were beautiful to see. The culmination of the spectacular view at the top was nature at its best.
Written August 25, 2021
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GlacierGardens
Thank you for coming to the gardens, it is a little bit of paradise here on earth! Steve works hard to make sure the tour is interesting and fun tour of the Tongass rainforest. the guides make sure everyone gets a great expirance.
Written September 5, 2021
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Ana Z
17 contributions
I highly recommend this tour. Walking in to the greenhouse, I was blown away by the gorgeous hanging baskets and the pleasant scent of flowers. I could easily imagine spending an afternoon there just reading and enjoying the warmth. We took the golf cart tour and our guide, Russel was incredibly knowledgable about all the plants we passed. He gave us a history of how these upside down tree gardens came to be and made the drive up the steep mountain enjoyable. The view at the top of the tour was incredible too. It's a bit out of the way, but I'm so glad we went. If you're on the fence about visiting Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, definitely go!
Written June 21, 2021
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GlacierGardens
Thank you so much! We are incredibly happy you enjoyed your visit with us.
Written June 23, 2021
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nomadic_nil
San Diego, CA170 contributions
Glacier garden is located between downtown and the Mendenhall valley. Carla & Steve have created this beautiful garden with flowers, trees, and plants around it. The rainforest starts at the end of this road where there's an awesome view deck overlooking all of Juneau from above! Our tour was short and sweet- we didn't have much time to explore at the top. Since golf carts are the only way up there and you can't explore alone, it felt like a waste when they ended the tour so quickly. I wouldn't recommend this excursion if you're crunched for time, but if there's extra room in your schedule definitely check out the garden!
Written September 2, 2021
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GlacierGardens
Thank you for visiting with us, Cindy and Steve have put alot of thought into our tour. The guided Rainforest part of the tour is timed (45 min.), two miles through the rainforest. The first mile starts at the 40ft level and takes you to the boardwalk at the 600ft level and the second mile brings you down along ponds and waterfalls. The lower garden is for all day, because of the nature of our tour we try to give everyone the same experience. This is a very reaxing tour not much walking and no hiking involved.
Written September 6, 2021
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Alisha
1 contribution
Couples
It was cute, but I wouldn’t do it again. Maybe slow down and take stops so that pictures can be taken. You advertise move than an hour of a tour; and we were done before the hour. If you take some time to pause and allow us to get out to take pictures, it would be worth it to come again.
Written August 10, 2021
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GlacierGardens
Thank you for visiting the Gardens, the rainforest part of our tour is a 45 min ride. Our tours start in the visitors center with a live veiw of our Eagles nest and wonderful array of flowers. Then a introduction of how the gardens started, from the stream reclamation, to the Flower Towers. When on the path to the boardwalk and down for safety reasons we can not stop or allow guest to leave the vehicle. We have found the avarage stay is about 1 1/2 hours which includes time to enjoy the visitors center and the lower gardens. Juneau appreciates all the wonderful visitors who have come in this tough time, and we want to thank you very much.
Written August 13, 2021
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York1,998 contributions
I enjoyed my visit to these beautiful gardens. They have a small lower garden near the entrance, which you can walk through. See the upside down trees that hold flowers. Then you take a guided ride in a golf cart up the hillside to see the rest of the garden.
Written July 31, 2022
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Sibylla O
Sibylla O
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Beautiful garden and view
Take the tour around the garden and enjoy the view of the airfield and town, as well as mountains. The visitor cen
336beverlyc
336beverlyc
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Not many flowers on tour.
Expected to see more flowers. The upside down trees were great but the seasonal flowers were not out. Tour guide wa
ECContessa
ECContessa
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A Must-See when in Juneau!
This is one of the most unique activities you can see while in Juneau! The garden itself is so beautiful to walk th
Janelle S
Janelle S
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GORGEOUS !!!
Unbelievably gorgeous place. AMAZING how the have used old cypress trees as planters!! These folks know how to gro
carll390
carll390
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Such beautiful woods
This tour, about an hour, goes up a mountain in an open air tram. The flowers are unusually planted. Then the rai
davidcL9902JW
davidcL9902JW
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Very nice tour in Juneau. Surprising view from the hilltop observation stand.
Very nice unexpected tour experience at Glacier Gardens. Our group had a bald eagle fly overhead near us while
Liz S
Liz S
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Highly recommend!!
Be sure to take the tour on the golf cart. Our guide shared the history of the area and of Glacier Gardens!
willqh
willqh
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Beautiful
Beautiful, unique, impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour to the top for a breathtaking view of Juneau.
thealexgale
thealexgale
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Hidden Gem
The gardens are beautiful and the staff very knowledgable. Views from the top of the property are incredible!
RCMaui
RCMaui
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+Beautiful Rainforest great views of Juneau
This rainforest is lovely. The tour consists of a tram ride to the top of the mountain where you get a breathtakin
TerenaWilson
TerenaWilson
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Breathtaking
Had a wonderful time! Beautiful and Serene. Great friendly and knowledgeable staff. Many unique features.
debc405
debc405
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Very clever
I would recommend to take this tour. It was a cute concept with a nice ride to the top for great views It has a
Win_Hanson
Win_Hanson
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Glacier Gardens Tour
We are from the Northwest and found this activity interesting. We took a taxi from the ship and tried to stay amon
noonieboat
noonieboat
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OK Tour
This excursion was a little disappointing. It was basically a tour of a forest where you learn about the different
Wanda M
Wanda M
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What a treasure
This place was simply amazing! The time and creativity to create such a treasure! Wow! So unique! Simply stunnin
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