Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure In Juneau

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Daily, 9am - 6pm. Please specify your expected arrival time during booking.
  • Departure Details :
    Glacier Gardens, 7 miles from downtown Juneau
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Welcome to Glacier Gardens, a uniquely designed rainforest botanical garden nestled in the midst of the Tongass National Forest. On yourguided tour you will learn about the exquisitely landscaped botanical gardens, the reclaimed stream cascading close by, and the innovative garden designs the "Flower Towers" all while indulging in the areas immense history and rare temperate rainforest habitat. Travel by covered rainforest shuttles through Alaskas natural wonderland. Your guide will describe points of interest along the 2-mile long path up Thunder Mountain where a cliff-side boardwalk leads to a phenomenal panoramic view of Juneau. Open May7 - September 23, and not available for winter off-season visits.

Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Family friendly
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

Know More about this tour

Arrive at Glacier Gardens to meet your personal tour guide in the Visitors Center atrium, where hanging gardens and astonishing floral displays greet you to Alaskas premier garden attraction. From the atrium, follow your guide under colorful Upside-Down Flower Towers, recognized by a Readers Digest poll as the 'Most Interesting Landmark in America' in 2012!

Board a 6-passenger covered rainforest shuttle or 18-passenger power tram vehicle and continue through the natural wonderland. Learn about the exquisitely landscaped botanical gardens, the reclaimed stream cascading close by, and the innovative garden designs, and listen to your guide describe points of interest along the 2-mile path. You'll have numerous photo opportunities and a chance to view the region's wildlife as you weave your way through the towering forests of Southeast Alaska.
Arrive at your destination, 580 feet up Thunder Mountain. Stop at the cliff-side boardwalk to enjoy fantastic views over Juneau, the Mendenhall State Game Refuge, Douglas Island, the Mendenhall Valley, Auke Bay and all the way across Stephens Passage to Admiralty Island and the Chilkat Mountains. Take your time enjoying the Alaskan scenery before re-boarding your shuttle for the return trip to the Visitors Center.
Your admission ticket is valid for all-day access to Glacier Gardens, so you can continue exploring on your own, visit the gift shop and enjoy a cup of tea or hot chocolate while you watch the popular live streaming video of Alaskan bald eagles and their baby eaglets ina nest on the property.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A small amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, however, collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund