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Shrine of St. Therese

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Address: Mile 23 Glacier Hhwy, Juneau, AK 99801
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Shrine of St Therese is a hidden gem near Juneau

What a beautiful spot, not far from Juneau. It was amazing there was snow all along the shoreline until you walked out to this lovely shrine. A must see if you go to Juneau.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Wallace, Idaho
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Wallace, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful spot, not far from Juneau. It was amazing there was snow all along the shoreline until you walked out to this lovely shrine. A must see if you go to Juneau.

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Glenarm, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Juneau and have access to a vehicle, this should be a must see. Amazing views in a tranquil setting. I drove up in January, but the weather was fantastic on the day I went and I was pretty much the only one there.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't go to church all that often but this place is special. You can feel the presence of a superior being while you are there. If you are in Juneau I would consider this a must visit.

Thank Jerry F
Seogwipo, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The chapel is cute, but it's the surroundings that are worth seeing. We enjoyed slowly walking the nature trail / stations of the cross scattered around the small hill in the woods. Then we spent a short time admiring the flowers and walking the labyrinth. As we were getting ready to leave, we noticed a nice rocky seashore - we... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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.

Thank Jeneen T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 

Thank William S
North Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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 29 October 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 

Thank Decemberborn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 17 October 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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