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Shrine of St. Therese

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Address: Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK
Phone Number: 907 780 6112
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Closely located to Mendenhall Glacier.. Nice walk to view another set of mountain ranges. We saw much wildlife in the waters from the viewing points.. The church itself is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Closely located to Mendenhall Glacier.. Nice walk to view another set of mountain ranges. We saw much wildlife in the waters from the viewing points.. The church itself is very beautiful and supplements the natural surroundings.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I came across the Shrine sort of accidentally when driving north on the road, as I'd never heard of it before. The location is beautiful, as is the chapel. This isn't a "tourist" destination. It's a retreat center and shrine, with a small labyrinth. They generously welcome visitors, but it's a place to approach quietly and respectfully for those who... More 

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Skagway, Alaska
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Even in winter, this place is beautiful. Peaceful spot. 2nd time visiting here. We were able to watch eagles, whales and sea lions from the shore. The chapel in the woods is like something out of a fairy tale. No matter what your religion, if any, this is a quiet place to visit and escape. Perfect for prayer and meditation.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We stopped by the Shrine as a last minute side trip. The grounds are pretty. We were able to see whales in the water off the back side of the church and stayed for a while watching them.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Beautiful stone church hidden in the pines. Very peaceful and beautiful sight. Well worth the drive!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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466 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Every time I visited this place, it is very quiet, relaxing and peaceful. Great place to enjoy a picnic and for smaller kids to explore the tidal pools at low tide.

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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I thought the setting was beautiful and the pathways were serene and well kept. The church was gorgeous and I would recommend the short walk to anyone looking to slow down for a minute and reflect on life and its meaning. Leave politics out of it

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We went with 5 kids and no one got bored. Went through the stations. Did the "maze" and just walked around and relaxed. It's beautiful and peaceful here. Don't miss it!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

WOW! What a fabulously peaceful spot to pull off the road and reflect. Absolutely lovely. We really enjoyed the view, the meaning, and the peace time here. Beautiful spot for your wedding, too.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The views make this place unforgettable. The buildings are worth checking out, too. The small church building out on the peninsula is a unique place to worship.

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