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Well maintained place of peace and harmony

The National Shrine of St. Thérèse in Juneau was first conceived by Father William G. LeVasseur... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Patrick M
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Charleston
Pretty building, easy to find and park but a little outside town

Definitely worth it if you're around for more than a couple of days and have access to a car (or a... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Morag_Sea
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

The National Shrine of St. Thérèse in Juneau was first conceived by Father William G. LeVasseur, S.J. (Society of Jesus). He sought to build a retreat center in Alaska. Bishop Crimont, the first Bishop of Alaska gave permission to build the retreat center. Bishop Crimont...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Patrick M
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Definitely worth it if you're around for more than a couple of days and have access to a car (or a friend with a car, like me). It's a pretty building, and a lovely location

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Morag_Sea
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and quiet place to stop. After being dumped in Juneau with thousands of other cruise ship passengers, we didn't see any other tourist here. However, we did see a bunch of eagles. Great little stop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 4ryankski
Reviewed November 4, 2018

A beautiful chapel in an amazingly beautiful setting.after parking you walk along a la next to the water and then enter a beautiful forested area where the shrine sits. It is a gorgeous, peaceful setting well worth the drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fromYakima
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We spent just an hour walking around the shrine, visiting the church, and spent some time on the rocky beach area. It was gorgeous. If I lived anywhere near there, I would absolutely sign up for a retreat there. It's absolutely gorgeous and the quiet...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

The Shrine is a nice place to visit. The Shrine is a little but very nice walk away from the parking area. It is near the ocean and very pretty, well kept and there is no charge for visiting. A nice place to get the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donna M
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We saw this Shrine on a calm but cloudy and misty day, lending it a surreal atmosphere of peace and calm. The exterior is splendid. The interior, in a nice contrast, is plain. After visiting here, drive to the end of the Glacier Highway and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ray F
Reviewed October 6, 2018

A little island with a church accessible by a small land bridge offers beauty, remoteness, and a quiet setting for reflection.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel R
Reviewed September 27, 2018

My daughter and I stayed in the post office cabin. It was spotless, it was charming and it was affordable. My daughter worked in Juneau all summer and said she kept getting called back to this place. I can certainly see why! It's delightful, beautiful,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

A very pretty place, off the beaten path. Lots of interesting plants and flowers - the grounds and chapel are very serene.

Date of experience: September 2018
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MickiColleen
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Sayohatchi | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of, you'll need a car to get out there, but there is a brochure and a self guided tour of the place.
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April 22, 2016|
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You leave the glacier on the Glacier Spur Road, take a right on Mendenhall Loop Road to Auke Bay - there, the road "ends" at a loop and becomes Glacier Highway/Veteran's Memorial Highway - you'll head to the right on the... More
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almostperfect10
Dayton, Ohio
Cell service around the Shrine (2 Replies)
I'll be making my first trip to Juneau next week for a good friend's wedding at the Shrine of St. Therese. The wedding party will be staying in one of the Shrine's lodges. I've been told the Shrine is "way up the road". Is there cell service (Verizon in particular) in that area?
July 27, 2010|
Response from09182015CanCanCase|
Short answer, no. GSM services (AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) work 300 yards off the beach at the Shrine, but CDMA services like Verizon only roam on a local carrier and don't have coverage that far up Lynn Canal. Pretty much nothing works on land at The Shrine. - Case
Frank Lee
midwest
tide pooling in Juneau (1 Replies)
-1.9 L is the lowest tide during my upcoming stay, so will only have one day to do tidepooling. Where is the best place to see colorful marine life--and what will we likely see? I've read that the beach on the north end of Douglas accessed by the Outer Point trail is good and also the beach near the Shrine of St. Therese. Which is better? Any advice, or feedback much appreciated!!
April 27, 2016|
OhioMomof3
Ohio
Is this itinerary reasonable for a day in Juneau? (15 Replies)
My family will be in Juneau from 11am-9pm one day in June (traveling via cruise ship). Wondering if my itinerary seems reasonable (2 adults 3 kids ages 12-16). Renting car at the dock. 1. Drive to state capitol for photo op (we collect capitols). Understand building is under renovation and touring is not possible. 2. Drive to DIPAC salmon hatchery and tour (~1 hour) 3. Pick up lunch somewhere and eat in car 4. Shrine of St. Therese 5. Arrive in Auke Bay by 2pm for whale...More
March 06, 2016|
Response fromrainbirdreader|
Looks like a good day to me. You can pick up lunch items at Carrs/Safeway off Glacier Highway at Riverside on your way to the Shrine. They have some indoor seating if you don't want to eat in the car and lots of prepared foods, hot items deli etc.