Grotto of the Redemption

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Grotto of the Redemption
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Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Caverns & Caves
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seabird0855
Central CT109 contributions
Amazing Shrine - Has to be seen to appreciate
Jun 2021 • Couples
Stunning man-made grottoes representing scenes of the life of Christ. Father Dobberstein’s years of work using minerals, gemstones, petrified wood and other elements make this Shrine an extraordinary example of his devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary. Admission to the Shrine and adjacent Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church is free but donations are accepted. We stayed overnight in the RV Campground - 30A service for $20/night or $10/Passport America discount.
Written June 20, 2021
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gingersnaps527
Spearfish, SD355 contributions
Rich, beautiful history
May 2021
This is the second time I have visited the Grotto and I continue to be awe-struck. Father Paul Dobberstein began to travel the world to collect gemstones, petrified wood, etc and created his artistic mission to honor God. He worked on the Grotto from 1912-1954. You do not need to be a religious person to appreciate this work of art. Pictures of the Grotto do not do justice. You really need to see this place to fully appreciate the craftmanship. There is no admission, only a donation.
Written May 27, 2021
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Pioneer448795
2 contributions
A sacred space for healing the vibration of the planet...see my video by cut and paste on You Tube
Apr 2021 • Solo
I loved the amazing radiance of the healing rocks and the care in creating the Grotto. I was amazed at the magnificence.
Written April 27, 2021
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Travel_the_world11
Clive, IA239 contributions
Beautiful, historic, faith filled place
Mar 2021 • Family
I can’t wait to go back in the summer, because our toes froze today. But it was totally worth it. Gloves & mittens for sure. The gift shop has a great selection of religious items. The museum was open to walk through (the carving in 1 piece of wood from Bethlehem 2K years ago was sooo neat!). This is a fabulous place to bring school children on a field trip! They have guided tours starting in the summer. (Lunch in town at Wagon Wheel was great!) can’t wait to go back!
Written March 17, 2021
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VeteranNurse
5 contributions
Beautiful experience
Dec 2020 • Couples
Super neat place. You could tell some of the mosaics were damaged, but they’ve been there so long that it is expected some. Stop by the gift shop and pick up a souvenir. It’s of course a religious “monument,” but it’s still neat to see for the non religious.
Written January 4, 2021
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Linda S
14 contributions
Good Summertime Fun
Aug 2020
Two of my sisters and myself visited on a Wednesday. We have each been here numerous times in our lives from childhood through our own children’s visits to solo visits. There is no admission as they just ask for a free will donation. We took the offered tour and continued to learn new things about the Grotto and its history. We then tour all the different “caves “ and were able to look closely at the different materials-stone, glass, coral, minerals etc used to create this phenomenal work of art. All ages were visiting and each found something they liked. The church was closed due to Covid. There are shaded picnic grounds with many tables. Since we had traveled from different areas we spent the afternoon having a picnic lunch, talking and snacking. Before leaving we took a final walk though. Restrooms and buildings are clean. Covid prevention practices were in place. Recommend that everyone especially if within driving distance to visit at least once. Truly one of a kind.
Written August 21, 2020
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Hannah
Altoona, IA67 contributions
Beautiful grotto!
Mar 2020 • Family
My family and I had a wonderful experience here! We weren't able to have a tour but would highly recommend it! What a holy place!
Written August 6, 2020
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Vivian T
New York City, NY55 contributions
Gorgeous grotto
Jul 2020 • Family
We went & absolutely loved the statues of the saints. It felt like they were almost coming to life! The gems, rocks, shells & stones that comprised the grotto were exquisitely put together too.
Written July 15, 2020
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Laura H
Des Moines, IA14 contributions
So cool!
Jun 2020
I have lived in Iowa my whole life and cannot believe I did not experience this gem before. So many details to see, make sure that you allocate a lot of time for it.
Written June 30, 2020
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Sue L
65 contributions
A great Iowa Treasure!!
Dec 2019
If you have not been to see "the Grotto" you are missing out! This is a FREE attraction about the birth and death of Christ all done in stones. It is truly amazing and beautiful and did I mention FREE? Kids and adults will both enjoy it.
Written December 11, 2019
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