Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service cafe and gift shop. The Shrine is open daily, there is never a charge for visiting, and the public is welcome. In it's Mission the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin, faithful to the message of the Blessed Virgin Mary through her appearances on the American continent in 1531, serves the spiritual needs of those who suffer poverty in body and soul. It is a place of ceaseless prayer for the corporal and spiritual welfare of God’s children, especially those in most need.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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ScenicSights
Wauwatosa, WI653 contributions
Beautiful views and buildings.
Aug 2021
This was a nice place to visit - some history, some scenery and some faith. It's a good walk up to the chapel and we did not do the stations of the cross. Take something to bat away insects.
Written September 15, 2021
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Alicia J
Alexandria, MN68 contributions
Visit, even if you aren’t Catholic
Sep 2021
Everything is beautiful, immaculate and gives glory to God. There is a reverence about the place. Nice gift shop and food place.
All free will donations
Written September 10, 2021
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Alicia J, Thank you for your 5-star review of the Shrine. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written September 13, 2021
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Marcy A
Houston, TX58 contributions
A spiritual pilgrimage
Aug 2021
Beautiful grounds and areas to contemplate and pray The votive candle chapel was spectacular. The church has a lovely image of the Lady of Guadeloupe. A must see.
Written August 19, 2021
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Dear msathr, Thank you for your gracious review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe! We hope to welcome you back from Texas soon!
Written August 24, 2021
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Beth C
Lindstrom, MN6 contributions
Memorable Experience-so glad we went
Aug 2021 • Friends
It was a memorable experience and each of us had a spiritual experience. The property is breathtaking!! The grounds are meticulously maintained. The buildings are incredible!! The smooth ramp path to each of the sights made it for an easy assertion to the chapel. The most beautiful modern churches I have ever seen. This church is comparable to that amazing churches that are over 100 years old. The staff was fantastic, the cafe was nice and the books-store had lots of options at all price points.
We are Catholic, but I would think that anyone who appreciates beautiful things will enjoy your visit.
The experience had impact on our family of 5. We are so glad we went.
Written August 7, 2021
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Beth C, Thank you for your beautiful pilgrimage reflection. We are glad to hear that you and your family were inspired by your time here. Thank you for sharing your experience with future pilgrims! We look forward to welcoming you back on pilgrimage again soon!
Written August 10, 2021
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AlabasterJonez
Minneapolis, MN87 contributions
Beautiful grounds
Jul 2021
The Shrine is a beautiful site to visit, even if you are not religious. The gardens are well kept ... it's a bit outside of LaCrosse so the views are magnificent.
Written July 10, 2021
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AlabasterJonez, Thank you for your five-star review! You hope are inspired to return again soon!
Written August 10, 2021
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Stevee S
Houston, TX14 contributions
Beautiful Shrine in LaCrosse
Jun 2021 • Friends
The shrine and grounds are amazing, so very much worth a visit. The path up to the shrine is an uphill gradually sloped paved trail (about a 20 minute walk, but there is a golf cart transport if you are unable to do the walk) The path is lined with beautiful trees and flowers. Along the path are several places to stop. One is a memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker and another is for Saint Kateri. Both are beautiful. We took a tour of the shrine with Reuben, who did a wonderful, reverent job explaining the meaning of the gorgeous ceiling mural as well as the paintings inside the Shrine. On the way back we stopped in the Mary chapel honoring the 7 Sorrows of Mary. Also on the walk you can stop by a very moving statue of Mary honoring the unborn children. What a beautiful place to visit!
Written June 29, 2021
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stevees2014, It sounds like you got to do and see a lot while you were here! Thank you for sharing your pilgrimage experience with us! We hope to see you again soon!
Written August 10, 2021
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Gary H
Myerstown, PA311 contributions
Nice place to visit
May 2021
We were really hoping to enjoy our visit but between the rain, cold, and wind we just checked out a few things and left. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, offering to drive us to the different buildings. What we experienced was really nice and we enjoyed the little we did get to do.
Written June 3, 2021
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Gary H, Thank you for your generous review of the Shrine! We are sorry to hear that you experienced a rainy day here, but are glad to hear that you still enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back again, especially on a nice day!
Written August 10, 2021
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2015birdwoman
Fountain Hills, AZ25 contributions
Hidden Gem
May 2021
The beauty of the cathedral and grounds. We were able to ride up the hilly trail in a golf cart. The architecture is like that found in European churches. Set in the woods away from towns. Truly inspirational.
Written May 27, 2021
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2015birdwoman, Thank you for your five-star review of the Shrine. We are glad to hear that you were inspired by your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written August 10, 2021
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Rachel LJ
6 contributions
Fall Trip
Nov 2020
Beautiful grounds! I have been wanting to visit for years and it was worth it. Next time I would like to spend more time.
Written November 10, 2020
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134madreRLJ, Thank you for taking a moment to leave us a five-star review! We look forward to your return!
Written January 28, 2021
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TravellingCouple
Fairfax, IA67 contributions
Nice place to walk around
Nov 2020
The grounds are beautiful and expansive. It's a nice 1 mile walk if you do the whole thing. We didn't get to go into the shrine because we were there while a mass was happening.
Written November 9, 2020
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Funhaving, Thank you for your review! While the Shrine has over 1 mile of paved walking trails, we also have golf cart shuttles available at no cost!
Written January 28, 2021
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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM