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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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Peaceful and breathtaking, all at once

I live 15 miles away from the Shrine and it is one of my favorite spots in Juneau. I always take adult visitors here. (Older children might enjoy it, but younger kids, probably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I live 15 miles away from the Shrine and it is one of my favorite spots in Juneau. I always take adult visitors here. (Older children might enjoy it, but younger kids, probably not so much. There are also steep cliffs and rocky coast, and no play areas.) The chapel is on an island reached on foot across a small... More 

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Los Gatos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Worth a brief stop if you are on the 7 highway, but not worth a special trip in my mind. Catholic parishoners may feel differently and I could understand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The Shrine is an excellent place to visit. The architecture and location are breathtaking and it provides a wonderful spot for prayer and introspection. Highly recommend

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Minden, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you have a rental car, this is a must see stop. It's far out of downtown Juneau (about 26 miles north), but well worth a visit. A very scenic and quiet chapel sits within a wooded area on the coastline. You do have to take a short hike from the parking area, but it's mostly level. The chapel is... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Peaceful area to enjoy the day away from the crowd. Pack a picnic and eat there or a few miles ahead at Eagle Beach.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A quick walk to a small island with stations of the cross and a chapel. It was build by a person using stones from the local area. A nice meditation spot or a place to soak up some Mother Nature.

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

a quick walk to a small island with stations of the cross and a chapel. Picnic tables on the water, and restrooms. Also a labyrinth. A nice meditation spot or a place to soak up some Mother Nature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Short walk and a beautiful view. The parking lot is just off of the highway and the trail is a short one, but worth it for the view and peaceful serenity. The chapel is quite beautiful and a feat of construction for its location! Stations of the cross are scattered around the perimeter of the spit of land. Definitely worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

There are ample grounds to walk around and watch for passing whales. Among other things there is a maze to stroll around and meditate...and of course the Church. There are accommodations but one has to call ahead and reserve.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Located on a beautiful spit of land, this is a very quiet, peaceful and serene site. Good for a picnic and exploring the shore line, especially at low tide

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