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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Beautiful

Such a beautiful spiritual place in a wonderful location. Highly recommended to everyone although... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clare S
A beautiful shrine to the Lady of Guadalupe

This is a classical style church, with three parallel naves, a cross design, and beautifully... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Gabriel H
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The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will forever be a spiritual destination for visitors from all over the world. The Shrine is nestled on over 100 acres of God’s Country in the Mississippi River Valley. In addition to the many beautiful chapels...more
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5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601-2347
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center/gift shop/restaurant is about 1/2 mile from the church. It is a comfortable walk with a slight incline to the church. They have a golf cart available to take you up to the church if you would like. There is a candle chapel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Pilgrimage Outr... S, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Richard9H, Thank you for reviewing the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. To give readers some perspective, the Shrine is located 7 miles from downtown La Crosse and 10 miles from I-90. Every year tens of thousands of pilgrims find peace and spiritual strength at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful spiritual place in a wonderful location. Highly recommended to everyone although young children may find it a hard trek.More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Clare S
Pilgrimage Outr... S, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Clare S, Thank you for your five star review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. To assist families or anyone who may need pilgrimage assistance with our 1/2 mile paved Mediation Trail, the Shrine has a fleet of six passenger covered golf carts...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a classical style church, with three parallel naves, a cross design, and beautifully decorated walls and ceilings. Having been approved as a shrine, it is a destination for Catholics, but for visitors of other faiths has relatively little to offer, although a number...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabriel H
Pilgrimage Outr... S, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Gabriel H, Thank you for your review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Shrine offers a free guided Church tour daily for visitors at 12:15pm (Monday- Saturday) and at 2:30pm (Sunday). The Shrine Church is of a neo-classical design with a southwest...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

So my inlaws have lived in this part of Wisconsin, who I've now been related to for 15+ years and we've NEVER BEEN HERE. And they're Catholic. We were supposed to hike today at Grandads Bluffs (another great place) but weather was a little damp...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pilgrimage Outr... S, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Island_GirlMN, Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed five star review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Thank you also for sharing the beautiful photos of your visit. Our founder Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke desires the Shrine to be a place of solace...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

It was a great visit. Learned a lot from this visit. You can get a ride up and down the walk down is a easy one. Hard to believe it's only 10 years old. Well worth the stop.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

dotman60, Thank you for your recommendation of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Shrine founder, His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, first expressed interest in establishing a Marian Shrine in 1995. Ground was broke for welcome center in 2001. The Shrine Church was finished...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

My family of 7 went last Thursday. The food was amazing! 💗 Generous portions as well. The fruit delicious! Burgers yummy, Schnitzel was the best my husband has had. Highly recommend them! Also the bathrooms are immaculate!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

eileenw3413, Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Culina Mariana Cafe that is located at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, and we hope that you also had a chance to tour...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018

The shrine church and Memorial to the Unborn are both beautiful. The shrine was built to honor the the five apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary that took place in 1531.That such a beautiful shrine was built here in Wisconsin is truly a blessing. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

275sparky, Thank you for your recommendation to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Thank you also for commenting on the Memorial to the Unborn and Shrine Church. The Memorial to the Unborn is a beautiful place of healing for those who have lost...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

The walk is all paved and it's beautiful in the fall. One tip....don't wear flip flops if you plan to go through the church. I made a flip flop noise through the whole quiet church. ;) When we went it was a much need grounding...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

lacrossefoodiefreek, Thank you for your 5 star review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we hope you also had an opportunity to visit and review our Culina Mariana Cafe! Our Cafe is open daily from 9am-4pm and offers delicious breakfast and lunch options....More

Reviewed September 28, 2018

We visited on a particularly pretty fall day. The Shrine is absolutely beautiful and the grounds around it are so relaxing. Great place to reflect on ones life. We walked back down to the cafe from the shrine and it is all paved. Anyone who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C K
GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

WorldTravelers89, Thank you for your 5 star review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe! We are glad to hear that you found the Shrine to be a peaceful place for life reflection. Thank you also for sharing your experience in our Culina Mariana...More

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

This shrine is tucked away in the woods along a serene walking path . Path is paved & if you can not make the walk they will bring you on golf carts . There are restrooms and a gift shop . No charge to enter...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Trisha U, It sounds like you had a beautiful pilgrimage experience! We recommend planning at least 3 hours for a visit when possible. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Bussy E
December 17, 2017|
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Response from bpeppy | Reviewed this property |
You would fly into La Crosse Airport, La Crosse Wisconsin. Then rent a car or Uber. Probably not open at this time of year.
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Linda K
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Response from Pilgrimage Outr... S | Property representative |
Yes! But if you are seeking a plenary indulgence then the normal conditions of prayer for the Pope, Holy Communion, Holy Mass, and detachment from sin still apply.
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Linda K
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Response from Lorri A | Reviewed this property |
I am a retired Elementary Principal and Catholic School teacher, and offer you these suggestions-- 1) The Native-American Woman is Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native-American Saint. Many don't know about her, so she... More
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