Amazing talent of Brother Joseph. He was so humble and never wanted praise.I loved walking through this peaceful place and taking in the beauty.
Best site in all North AL for all ages...beauty, history, folk art, religion, and an AMAZING back story!
Marvel at Brother Joseph's miniature cities and shrines made of recyclables nestled in the woods! This Catholic folk art was cute and inspiring to me, especially since I'm big into recycling! I too, feel like it was a pinch overpriced due to being able to see it all in less than an hour. Plus the prices at the gift shop... More
The place is great but at the end of the day, I couldn't say my price that I paid was worth it. I love seeing all the miniature cities. My kids liked them as well. We were in and out in about an hour so the price is the only reason I couldn't give it an excellent.
The miniatures are worth the visit. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Price is a little steep since you'll spend maybe an hour there. They do offer a AAA discount. Overall I'd recommend a visit if you're in the area.
I had heard of Ave Maria Grotto for years but only made it to the site yesterday. I am so glad I made a point to finally visit. The miniatures are beautiful works of art. Brother Joeseph was an artistic master to build all of this. I was also delighted to have the resident cat callie walk with us on... More
This is a beautiful place. The miniature cities and other displays are beautiful. The only problem we had was being bitten by mosquitoes. The displays are outside, and the mosquitoes were numerous and hungry. I would recommend bringing bug spray in the summer. Also, they offer a discount if you bring your AAA card.
I've been to many grottos and have never seen anything like this.I is a two block path of reproductions of churches and shrines to Mary. Beautiful woods surrounding. A must see!
This is an amazing exhibit of how one man used his God given talent to Honor God, remember religious events and honor those who have served our country. It is simply incredible that one man had the vision and forethought to create such display. Yes there is a cost, but we would pay it again to see this visual hand... More
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