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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
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$87.45*
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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region...
Ranked #15 of 94 things to do in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built around a glacial pothole that has survived since the Ice Age, this museum also displays artifacts from throughout the town's history.
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Located next to the Lion monument. A mixture of attractions and you mightn't want to visit all of them. You don't need to be a student of geology to appreciate the forces of nature. The museum is interesting.

Thank Jan S
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"ice age"
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"lion monument"
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"observation tower"
in 10 reviews
"swiss pass"
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"mirror hall"
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"million years"
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"climate change"
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"global warming"
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"glacial potholes"
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"fish pond"
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"indoor museum"
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"swiss home"
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"museum pass"
in 9 reviews
"interesting place"
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"couple of hours"
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"nice museum"
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

This 'museum' (not sure what to call it) was small but interesting. I learned a lot about Switzerland before the ice age which I would not have known otherwise. There is also a mirror labyrinth here that was pretty fun.

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

While there were some interesting exhibits at the Glacier Garden, overall it is basically a tourist trap with a lot of random things--cage of bunnies, Alhambran mirror maze (in the middle of Switzerland?), etc. While a lot of the glacier-centric exhibits were geared more to adults, the children (ages 6 and 8) did enjoy the mirror labyrinth. It should be noted that the place is not stroller friendly. In fact, they make you park your stroller, so if you have a small child not able to walk, be sure to bring a Baby Bjorn carrier or the like. And if you have a toddler, you will have to take them out of the stroller and then there are some dangerous areas so you have to keep them close.

1  Thank CPinParis
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Even for a layman as myself. Recommend to join a guided tour. Loved the ticket booth built in 1872 and enjoyed the mirror labyrinth. Fun and interesting for the whole family. Staff I met spoke German, English and Norwegian.

2  Thank Mona R
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

It doesn't look like much from the entrance, so we were quite suprised at how indepth it is. The story behind it and the house is very interesting, something for all the family, even a few animals out the back and a cafe for the kids.

Thank Bebe318
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