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Address: 305 W Main St, Dickeyville, WI 53808
Phone Number: 608-568-3119
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Sometimes a person just has to create. They are driven to it by one thing or another...in this case it was the Holy Spirit. One man built and decorated 5 or 6 differently themed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Sometimes a person just has to create. They are driven to it by one thing or another...in this case it was the Holy Spirit. One man built and decorated 5 or 6 differently themed "installations" for lack of a better word. They are all detailed in colored stones, beads, shells and stones. It is amazing that one person could do... More 

Thank Mononaman
Zama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Fun place to walk around and see all the things/images an old priest made from glass, rocks and found objects.

Thank jrwinjapan
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

So thankful we noticed this place and turned around to check it out in person! Religion and Patriotism all in one place, the time and effort it took to build this is amazing. Well worth stopping and taking a look for yourself!

Thank Lillena M
Edmonton, Canada
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388 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The photos correctly capture the sights to be seen. This is a Christian shrine, which reminded me of the works by Gaudi. I understand the priest that started this shrine was of German heritage. I don't know where he found the variety of rocks used in the building of this shrine. There were lots of petrified samples to my amazement.

Thank woodmister
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Well worth the visit. Take the time to look it over in detail and read all the signage. Easy to get to. Even the cemetery out back has a lot of history.

Thank Carol W
Jellico, TN
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111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I decided on a road trip vacation this year. We were driving Scenic Highway US 61 when he noticed an unusual looking structure next to the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. The day was sunny and warm with no humidity so we got out and prowled around for probably a couple of hours looking at... More 

1 Thank gemcityer
Savoy, Illinois
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Me wife and I go there every Labor Day. They have always had a Fun Day and Cookout to Benefit The School on the Grounds of the Church. The time is EXTREMELY fun and enjoyable; especially for a family. They have a cookout with VERY REASONABLE prices on food, and homemade games to play that are cool,especially for kids; as... More 

Thank James P
Bartlett, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went on a whim. Well worth the trip. enjoyed the creativity of the Priest who started this Grotto. In a odd way very beautiful.

1 Thank butterfly912
Northern Wi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I am still as fascinated as I was as a little girl at all the pretty glass and dishes and pieces that it takes to make this!

1 Thank lostboys5
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Some folks may not like a place like this, but for me it was a thrill. You must read the background to get a real understanding of what this priest did to build this shrine. You don't even have to be religious to get the sense of his purpose. You can view the shrine in a few minutes or stroll... More 

Thank Amy F

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