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Address: Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: +1 907-780-6112
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Peaceful & scenic walks all year round

Walking around the shrine & surrounding water's edge is a lovely experience any time of year. Have been summer, fall & winter & it always provides something new & lovely to look... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeneen T
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around the shrine & surrounding water's edge is a lovely experience any time of year. Have been summer, fall & winter & it always provides something new & lovely to look at. Wildlife in the water & on the rocky beaches as well as flora of all varieties surround the buildings & shrine items & sculptures.

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california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having visited Juneau twice before on cruises we decided to go further afield this time and rented a car to visit The Shrine of Saint Therese. It being late in the tourist season we literally had the place to ourselves. From the parking lot it is a short walk across the causeway to the little stone chapel on Shrine Island.... More 

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North Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The pretty stone church is in a beautiful quiet grove a short and easy walk along a clear causeway. The church was open and unattended, a lovely spot for a few moments of calm contemplation. The surroundings alone are worth a visit and a photograph. We were lucky enough to spot whales, in the distance, across the bay from the... More 

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We arrived about 9pm and that didn't give us much time to explore. They were open til 10pm. We just basically walked out to the church that appears to be on an island. It was still open and quite quiet inside. We wandered around the church for a few minutes then headed back to the car. There was more to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Nestled by the bay about 20 miles north of Juneau, this is an awesome place just to meditate, pray, and soak in the scenery. While the Church Shrine is relatively austere, the church itself is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the bay. Surrounded by trees, there is an interesting path around the Shine with the Stations of the Cross.... More 

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Horn Lake, Mississippi, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I found this through a things to do while in Juneau Google search. The drive out to the Shrine was beautiful and the Shrine itself was so peaceful. My husband and I walked the grounds. We took pictures of the Shrine and of the surrounding Stations of the Cross. We took the path along the shoreline and found the Labyrinth... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We didn't really know what to expect and just stopped in because we were driving down the coast road and saw a sign for the shrine. It was definitely worth a stop! You drive down into a parking lot and then walk a short trail to the shrine itself. It is surrounded by forest but then comes into view as... More 

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Loved this hidden attraction. Very interesting landscape and church with unexpected gardens and other items around. Would recommend as a stop while in Juneau.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This shrine sits on some of the most scenic landscape in Juneau. You can walk around the grounds which are full of trees, flowers and the ocean very close by. Some people were combing the beaches for star fish etc. others were admiring the plants and fruit trees and how beautiful the whole place is to visit. One should also... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Gorgeous location, with pretty gardens (complete with a cat who will come by to cuddle if you stay long enough), a columbarium, a labyrinth, walking trail with stations of the cross, a beach, and a picturesque chapel on a peninsula, connected to the main Shrine by a small causeway. From the back of the chapel, you have a good view... More 

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