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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601-2347
+1 877-799-4059
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Beautiful!

Absolutely beautiful. While walking to the church, a deer ran across the path behind us. I think... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheryl C
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Beautiful shrine AND great food!

This is a beautiful shrine, a very spiritual place even if you are not Catholic or even Christian... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
APK_MN
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service cafe and gift shop open daily. The Shrine is open daily, there is never a charge for visiting, and everyone is welcome.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“golf cart” (25 reviews)
“gift shop” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601-2347
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+1 877-799-4059
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"golf cart"
in 25 reviews
"gift shop"
in 27 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 10 reviews
"spiritual place"
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"up hill"
in 4 reviews
"juan diego"
in 4 reviews
"half mile"
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"non catholics"
in 3 reviews
"on site restaurant"
in 3 reviews
"serene location"
in 3 reviews
"visitor center"
in 6 reviews
"walk up"
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"main chapel"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
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"great walk"
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"lacrosse area"
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"mass"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. While walking to the church, a deer ran across the path behind us. I think we were both scared! The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Well worth the visit!

Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful shrine, a very spiritual place even if you are not Catholic or even Christian, all are welcome here. The staff are welcoming and helpful. There is a lot of walking, but a tram is available. The biggest surprise was the cafe,...More

1  Thank APK_MN
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

As non-Catholics, my family and I had plenty of questions for the staff - everyone was very friendly and two lovely women explained the Virgin Mary art and candle lighting to us. All of the buildings and the grounds are beautifully maintained. We hit up...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Regardless of your religion do not miss this beautiful sight! This is a tranquil and serene place. Each person will experience their own spirituality when visiting. The votive chapel is breath-taking. The path along the way to the top of the hill where the church...More

1  Thank AdvisorMember35
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We met family there for lunch. Food and ambience was very nice. Staff very good. The gift shop has lots of unique gifts.

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

From the greeter at the visitor desk to the tour guide at the church, all of the volunteers were so faithfilled, friendly and knowledgeable. Also the walk up and down in the woods of the bluffs as well as each statue along the way provided...More

2  Thank Mary D
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GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Mary D, Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady's Shrine depends on a dedicated team of weekly and monthly volunteers who truly love volunteering. They do a wonderful job! Thank you for mentioning this, we will...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The path to the shrine winds up through the forest with stops along the way. Well worth the stop, my two teenagers enjoyed it as well. As an added bonus, we heard a barred owl calling as we were walking back.

2  Thank Wendy M
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GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Wendy M, Thank you for taking the time to leave the Shrine a 5 star review! We are so grateful that your family enjoyed beauty of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe inside and out! We hope you will come back again soon!

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

The restaurant at the shrine has excellent lunch specials (from my own experiences) and is a great way to start your journey up to the shrine. This place is absolutely breathtaking from a distance, but the ornate detailing and work that has gone into this...More

2  Thank Bert M
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

I am from the area and I like to send friends and guests/clients up to the Shrine. Grab a dessert and a cup of coffee, visit one of the best religious gift shops you will find and either take a ride on a golf cart...More

2  Thank Susan S
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GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Susan S, Thank you for your review! We appreciate your kind words and recommendations to other pilgrims! We are glad to hear that you especially enjoy the Culina Marian Cafe and Votive Candle Chapel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful walk to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. People there were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Rides up the hill were offered but not needed. A very peaceful place to take time for reflection.More

1  Thank kellysO3249HG
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GuadalupeShrine, Shrine Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

kellysO3249HG, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and were able to walk the beautiful grounds! Golf cart Shuttles are always available to pilgrims upon request, but the full mile of trails were designed to be walked as part of your pilgrimage!...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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Response from GuadalupeShrine | 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
September 23, 2016|
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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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