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Jewell Gardens, Skagway

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Jewell Gardens is located in Skagway. Take a look at our Skagway vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Jewell Gardens and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Some years ago I met Jim Jewell in the Eastern Sierra of California. There are no random acts. "Come to Skagway! " he said. Alaska had been on my bucket list for more than 20 years. Finally, July 2016...  read more »
  • Excellent garden with a variety of plants and flowers, family, quiet journey where you can get many pictures, a place of dreams.
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  • We booked the glass blowing experience at the last minute directly with Jewell Gardens on their website as we were looking for something extra to do in Skagway as we visited twice on our cruise. We ha...  read more »
  • Chose the glassblowing experience as one of our excursions through Norwegian Cruise lines. Absolutely loved it. The gardens are small, but impressive. You can't believe the giant fruits and vegetables that the Alaska sun is able to produce. The glass blowing experience was great. The demonstration was probably an hour and a half long and included three different pieces to completion. They also provided delicious appetizers for us to munch on while we watched. If you don't do it as an excursion I think it also would be worth taking the public bus up to it (only a mile outside of the main downtown stretch). They have a farm to table restaurant their that looked awesome.
  • Another reviewer said it best when they said... "Jewell Gardens is truly a jewel in Skagway". The grounds are beautiful and everyone we encountered there was just wonderful. We visited through a shore excursion via Royal Caribbean and there was plenty of time to enjoy Jewell Gardens and the glass blowing experience. Josh (tour guide) and Travis (glass blowing artist & teacher) were the dynamic duo of this experience. Both Josh and Travis are a joy to be around. Their positive energy is infectious. Josh shared a wealth of knowledge about Jewell Gardens and Skagway in a fun and upbeat way. Travis kept us engaged throughout the glass blowing experience even when it wasn't our turn at the helm. Honestly, I wish we could have taken these two out for a beer afterwards. :) Our excursion included a meal in the price and it was delicious! not your typical hurry up and eat "box lunch" many tours offer. It was fresh food in a quaint little restaurant area on the grounds. We enjoyed a beautiful view of the garden that much of the food we ate came from. After we finished lunch we were encouraged to take a moment to enjoy the gardens. Overall this was a great experience. I'm looking forward to receiving the souvenir that I personally hand-crafted... with a lot of expert help from Travis, of course.
  • Josh and Keeper where fantastic, I learned a ton about glass blowing and the gardens were absolutely fantastic. I really enjoyed the hands on approach to the entire presentation.
  • Thought the price was a little high, the gardens were nicely kept.
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