Ready for the most exciting summer of your life? A popular venue for weddings, corporate events and family outings, Glacier Gardens is 50 sprawling acres adjacent to Juneau and features Alaska’s wildest rainforest garden. Guided by knowledgeable docents, the botanical gardens are where you’ll find truly unique flower towers nestled within the Tongass National Forest.

Join a fully guided tour to better understand the incredible ecosystem of the rainforest, from animal life to the diversity of plants. The covered vehicles offer easy, comfortable access to some of the best views in Juneau. You’ve never seen a garden like this, and it’s a gorgeous introduction to the Last Frontier.

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The Glacier Gardens are also featured as part of cruise shore excursions, but the gardens are only available May – September. Walk-in tours are an option, and you can always check the official site to see what’s in bloom when you’re visiting. Here, learning and playing go hand in hand.

Visit the garden gift shop and consider a seasonal pass if you’re in Juneau for an extended stay. What began as a restoration project blossomed into a beautiful garden for all to enjoy. Most visitors stay for about two hours, but admission gives you all day access.