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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

5250 Justin Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
608/782-5440
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in La Crosse
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Quiet place, great for walking in nice weather. It's interesting to see the history and details put into the grounds. The shop and restaurant would be great for a light lunch or brunch. Make sure to check hours, it's a ways out of town.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

When one may think of a shrine, you may think of a statue or a chapel. This is a majestic vision built on a hillside. There is a welcome center, a Votive Chapel and a large church. It is a bit of a trek up the path but there are golf carts to take you up and down. A couple... More

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We spent a few hours here ,although you could easily spend an entire day. A gorgeous natural setting among rolling hills and tall pines. We saw lots of birds- chickadees and woodpeckers. There is a visitor center with 30 minute film, restaurant and gift shop featuring religious gift items. There is beautiful stain glass chapel. The large cathedral style church... More

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Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is a very special place to visit. Beautiful walks throughout the shrine, gorgeous chapels, gift shop, and eclectic dining make this a highlight of a visit to Lacrosse. You won't forget it.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Having been to a number of grand churches in Western and Eastern Europe, this Shrine was a surprise to find in La Crosse, WI. There is no hype, advertisement, broad donor mailings associated with this church. It is here only to honor the Patron of the Americas -- almost under the modern fanfare radar. Well worth a trip...beyond the usual... More

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Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The money could have been used for real assistance to the poor and not a showplace. This place shows how some churches spend money to impress and not serve the greater good.

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Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It pays to travel with people familiar with the area. Not familiar with this shrine before, but it definitely was worth the visit. Very leisurely tour, pretty much on your own. Be ready to walk.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Eventhough the shrine has no histoical value it is a holy place, a place to spend some time to pray, to think, to unwind. Even just for a short time. The grounds are well kept, the buildings are beautiful. Walking the path of the Stations of the Cross, or the Rosary path are inspirational.

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waterloo iowa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Although only 1 person in our group was able to attend mass service here on Sunday we all joined him the following day on the free tour. What a beautiful area for this shrine to be located. It is quite a walk up a winding concrete path to reach the church itself but it is definitely worth it. They do... More

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La Crosse, WI
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

While not as historic as the Mary of the Angels Chapel in downtown La Crosse, it is still impressive and worth the drive. The restaurant is surprisingly good with a chef who moved from one of the better restaurants in La Crosse. Lunch is superb, and I hear that Sunday brunch is wonderful as well. Go when the weather is... More

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