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Shrine of St. Therese

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Address: Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: 907 780 6112

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A Tranquil Place for Meditation

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank SnowyShasta
Horn Lake, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful and peaceful place. Wonderful to go for a walk there. It is worth walking around the Church - lots of surprises. It is literally a church in the rainforest.

Thank andreao233
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This church and surrounding property is everything a church in the woods should be - naturally beautiful, inspiring, peaceful, contemplative, interesting, spiritual, healing, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We found the Shrine of St Therese on a drive out toward Auke Bay. The site is a retreat site and has a waking labyrinth, stations of the Cross, and a beautiful Chapel. The site is on the water which adds to the serenity to the site. Very Peaceful Walk on the grounds.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Steilacoom, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We went here by accident as I had not really realized what it was. It is a beautiful little church on a small island with the stations of the cross and a garden. It is Catholic, so I would recommend it for anyone interested in Catholic churches.

Thank Grammy2m

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