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Shrine of St. Therese

Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-780-6112
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“peaceful place” (19 reviews)
“small chapel” (7 reviews)
Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-780-6112
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being winter, the church was closed, and I had the place to myself, so I parked and walked out to the point. They have an easy to follow trail for the Stations, and the views over the water to the mountains are just amazing. Even...More

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the setting alone, this place is worth a visit. In the woods, quiet. no crowds, a beautiful church next to the water.

Thank TakeTheHighRoad
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful location to visit on a trip “out the road” from Juneau. A small chapel on a spit of land, built on a rise overlooking the water. There is a path around the chapel in the woods demarking the stations of the...More

1  Thank polaraubie
Reviewed 1 January 2018

A quiet, peaceful shrine/stone chapel after walking an isthmus trail to its spot among old spruce trees; steep rocky shore surrounds this serene setting, and in summer humpback whales are often in the area. Sea lions venture here year round, and spectacular views of the...More

1  Thank Stacy E
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Just outside of Juneau. This is a very relaxing beautiful spot. I wish we could have spent more time here. The view is spectacular.

Thank boscobear1950
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I visited the Shrine of St.Therese one day prior to surgery. The whole area was so beautiful and peaceful. In keeping with St. Therese's philosophy of humility it's a simple chapel surrounded by stunning nature. A little gift shop was set up on the honor...More

Thank Lalasmom
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This place must have been a real scene in it's day, you can just imagine barefoot retreaters slipping around. Beautiful gardens, lots of peaceful nooks for reflection.

Thank planethealingmus2017
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Nice area to visit, has the lush, old growth Juneau forest feel. Lots of vibrant green in late spring (June is my favorite month in Juneau). Right near the water and has a good channel view.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Our car rental salesperson told us about this place and what a great surprise! It is super secluded and there was no crowds. It is right on the water with the best views ever.

Thank mbhill62
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The gardens were very pretty and the area is very pretty. We were the only ones there and there were several ravens around being very loud. The ravens made it a little spooky, so we just walked around for a minute and then left. If...More

Thank lcgovols
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Lori-Ann G
22 April 2016|
Response from DrNurseJ | Reviewed this property |
You leave the glacier on the Glacier Spur Road, take a right on Mendenhall Loop Road to Auke Bay - there, the road "ends" at a loop and becomes Glacier Highway/Veteran's Memorial Highway - you'll head to the right on the... More
Therese P
28 April 2015|
Response from DrNurseJ | Reviewed this property |
Any time is a good time. Open 08:30 - 08:00 during summer. It is about 22 miles from downtown Juneau. There is no bus service out there. Taxi from downtown probably $50-55 (one way). Might be cheaper to charter a car or... More