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Dickeyville Grotto

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Address: 305 W Main St, Dickeyville, WI 53808-6842
Phone Number: 608-568-3119

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Love this place!! I never miss an opportunity to stop here.

Every time I am in the area, I stop here for a visit. The grotto is beautifully done. It took four years to build between 1925 and 1925. The collage of beautiful stones... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Davenport, Iowa
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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Every time I am in the area, I stop here for a visit. The grotto is beautifully done. It took four years to build between 1925 and 1925. The collage of beautiful stones, petrified wood, shells, glassware, etc is very stunning. There are also religious statues, a fountain, stations of the cross, and more. The place isn't very big, so... More 

Thank 4grandtravel4
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Will give it a A+ for the work on it. But it's just different to me. but it is cool to walk through and see all the different thing that is used to make it.

Thank Jeffrey B
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

On our way to Galena, Il we stopped here because we had heard about it. It was more amazing than we expected. Among the other interesting things that we saw,were birdcages made of various materials such as shells, stones.

Thank TravelingDiva13
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The work was done in believe around 1925 and it is amazing place to visit. The artwork is beautiful and breathtaking.

Thank Robert D
McHenry, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Not as extensive as the grotto in Rudolph, WI, but very intricate with shells, porcelain, geodes, stalactites, and many other momentos cemented into the constructions. There are multiple shrines on the property, with gardens and sidewalks in between. A nice quiet place for a walk. There is also a very good religious item and souvenir shop on property.

Thank McHenryDad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We were driving home from Dubuque and noticed The Grotto so we stopped to check it out. At first we just thought it was gonna be a small display, but the entire property is filled with creations of rocks, gems, shells, and other materials. It is really quite amazing what the priest created, and the history behind it. We want... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

I've been hearing about the Dickeyville Grotto for years, and I'm so glad I was able to stop when we were passing through town. It's a really intense, public sculpture/devotional art piece. It was wonderful to see it in person, since photos don't really do it justice. The grotto itself is really detailed and wonderful, and there are other pieces... More 

Thank kellybakeswell
Madison, Wisconsin
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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

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