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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Unbelievable, must visit

I was traveling around Wisconsin for work. While I was driving out near LaCrosse I saw a sign that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Drew H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Absolutely breathtaking.

A touch of Italy and Heaven on earth...and WI no less! It is an amazing undertaking of modern... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
elizabethwG7699VA
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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 yesterday

I was traveling around Wisconsin for work. While I was driving out near LaCrosse I saw a sign that read "Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe". I didn't know this Shrine existed and considering I love Our Blessed Mother I veered my rental care to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Drew H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A touch of Italy and Heaven on earth...and WI no less! It is an amazing undertaking of modern architecture. A noble building.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank elizabethwG7699VA
Pilgrimage Outr... S, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

elizabethwG7699VA, Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Many pilgrims who have traveled the world say that this Shrine in Wisconsin represents a combination of the great Churches of Rome, and the natural setting of Assisi. We hope...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

We had the opportunity to view some amazing shrines in Europe and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe we equally as beautiful. The volunteers were outgoing, kind and very knowledgeable. The grounds and buildings were maintained to the highest standard. We had brunch in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank poodletime
Pilgrimage Outr... S, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

poodletime, Thank you for five-star review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our dedicated staff and many volunteers work very hard to keep the Shrine beautiful for all of our pilgrims year round. We are also glad to hear you enjoyed brunch in...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

On a beautiful Spring day we walked up the hill and were not disappointed. The architecture was phenomenal and the setting tranquil. We'd love to visit again.

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

timothyjamesnelson, Thank you for your review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the peaceful setting, meditation trail, and Sacred Architecture. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed January 3, 2019

Wife and I were out riding and decided to make a run over to see the Shrine. It was well worth the trip. It is very beautiful and peaceful. We watched as people went thru as a bus load group. I felt they lost the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GoldwingF6C
Pilgrimage Outr... S, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

GoldwingF6C, Thank you for your review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We are glad to hear that you and your wife were able to find peace and meaningful reflection at Our Lady's Shrine. To quote our founder, "A pilgrimage to a sacred...More

Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

We happened into this shrine while driving along the river. The hills surrounding made this so calming a place to visit. Wish there were signs explaining where to go or what to do outside the shrine. We wandered around outside, took some pictures, and then...More

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

saraandken, Thank you for your review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Please know that in our Pilgrim Welcome Center near the parking lot, we offer free information maps that explain where to go and what to see! We also offer a guided...More

Reviewed December 1, 2018

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 December 13, 2018

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 November 11, 2018

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 December 13, 2018

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 November 10, 2018

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 December 13, 2018

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 December 6, 2018

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

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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
October 17, 2016|
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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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