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Dickeyville Grotto

305 W Main St, Dickeyville, WI 53808
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Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Elaborate Roman Catholic shrine construcxted out of pebbles, pieces of glass and other "found" objects.  Could be described as "outsider... more »
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Bangkok, Thailand
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425 reviews 425 reviews
152 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fascinating shrine built from the ground up, with concrete, stones, glass and pottery. Incredible to consider all the work that went into the construction. Well worth a few minutes to look around.

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peoria, il
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108 reviews 108 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I had been to the Dickeyville Grotto years ago, and when I found my wife and I passing through Dickeyville, I figured it was worth stopping for. There is a recommended donation of $2 each, which is very reasonable. We spent about 20 minutes walking around examining the little pieces that made up the Grotto. While this is a religious... More

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New York City, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This church adjacent park is a wonderland of religious themed outsider art. A testament to the tenacity of one man's faith, this creation is amazing to behold. Even non believers can admire the artistry and grandiosity of this monument. Also there is a church thrift shop next door, and they have great bargains. This is a worthwhile place to stop... More

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I read about the Grotto in the Wisconsin State Journal and decided to check it out. It is a geological and religious wonder. A hidden gem just off 151 and well worth my drive. If you have kids, stop at Kuepers Park(right behind the gift shop).

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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Certainly an attraction with a difference. Once you get up close it is amazing what this grotto is made up of. Rocks from all round the world. Mix of spiritual and the earth.

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London, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Found this by following some bikers as we wer heading to Lancaster. A geologists delight. An amazing work of art and a treasure to look at. Shop is cash only.

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Rockford, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

WOW-- that is the only word that can describe this creation. It is amazing, and you see a new thing every time you look closely at an area. The people are extremely nice and helpful. We could have spent several hours here, but our schedule did not permit that, however I am sure we will be going back.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Don't miss seeing this unique grotto. It's one of a kind. Very interesting. We liked it. There was nothing that I disliked. Look closely and see all the things that embedded in the cement.

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Glendale, Arizona
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211 reviews 211 reviews
63 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I love structures made out of rock, nature and showing creativity and industriousness. It is on a grand scale. Even if it was the small grotto, full of rocks, all types and colors, wood, glass, tile, shells. Pictures wouldn't no justice.Then behind it is more gardens with rock creatures and statues. And a gift shop which has surprising assortment of... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Gadzooks, this is one extraordinary manifestation of outsider art that has dizzying elements of OCD, religious fervor and trust in cementing what-could-as-easily-be-profound-dis/order into a frantic logic and intermittently coherent narrative. Sorry for that mouthful, but I love stuff like this - from L.A.'s Watts Tower to James Hampton's foil-wrapped throne (Smithsonian's American Art Museum, D.C.), artworks with lowbrow grandeur attained... More

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