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St. Anthony's Monastery

28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
207-967-4865
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic Drives
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Open to the public all year round, with nice grounds and beautiful masses. This place is on the kennebunk river and you can take paths along the... more »
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North Kingstown, RI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have stayed there 4 times and 5th coming up in september. The rooms are more than adequate; the breakfast (Which is included in the room fee) is fantastic. Access to the beach (10 minutes) and the shops in K'Port (10 minutes) walk is truly a gem!!

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NewYork
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The grottos are so beautiful and make you feel so calm and at peace. You just want to sit and enjoy the serenity.

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Ojai, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved coming here when I lived in the area! You can walk around this place for hours and not get bored. A neat gazebo at the very end of the path overlooking the water.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The surroundings are very nice. Open air chapel. Unfortunately, we were there on a Sunday morning. So, too many people visited at the same time. Would visit again if back to the area.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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272 reviews 272 reviews
107 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were pleased to be able to visit this monastery. The setting is magnificent and the walking trails are splendid. The small gift shop has ample things to buy as souvenirs. It is nice that the monastery is open for visitors.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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125 reviews 125 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped here to visit the monastery and enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful grounds. We had a lovely walk around the grounds and were blessed by the calm beauty of this place.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We absolutely loved visiting this monastery. We easily biked over from our hotel in town. We attended Mass on Sunday and Monday--both beautiful services. The grounds here are incredible--absolutely beautiful flowers and trees. Wear walking shoes so you can explore the trails behind the chapel and gift shop. Many lovely spots for prayer and meditation. We'll be back!

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Noel, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Being Catholics it was interesting to see the shrines, etc. However they need some help cleaning and fixing up, hope they can find someone to help in the area.

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Goliad, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A relaxing place for a stroll with a nice gift shop. The relics associated with Stations of the Cross and the outdoor Chapel are fasinating.

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Dover, Delaware
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Curious about the monastery, we were very surprised with what we found. The chapel, grounds, statuary and atmosphere are stunning and peaceful. The artwork and decor were much more modern than expected ... Just beautiful. We are so glad we didn't skip it!

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