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Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Motherhouse
Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in La Crosse
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Ishpeming, Michigan
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Not everyone would think to visit a convent on their trip, but whether you're religious or not, this place is a must see just for the beautiful architecture! Complete with high arches, hand-painted, stained glass windows, a stunning pipe organ with over 1,000 pipes, balconies, Italian marble, hand-carved pews, and immaculate gardens, this place is just beautiful.

My great aunt belonged to the Franciscan Sisters and her funeral was held in this convent in 2006. I had not been back since 2006, and this time, it was nice to be there for something other than a sad occasion and get to enjoy the building and learn about its history. The Sisters are very knowledgeable and will treat you with hospitality.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Wisconsin
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit!”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Beautiful chapel and Sister Lydia gave us a very informative tour.........if you love old architecture, you have to see it! The grounds and gardens are immaculately kept and it was a very peaceful place to rest and take pictures before leaving.

Visited June 2012
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Wisconsin
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88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Quiet meditation”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Beautiful chapel and church with a very reverent atmosphere. Tours are provided, but be sure to check the times before arriving. Across the street from Viterbo College.
Offers a place of calm and peace of mind.

Visited June 2012
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“amazing!”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

the sisters are very friendly and devoted to providing 24/7 adoration in the chapel. The art work is beautiful.

Visited March 2012
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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200 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Rivals and church in Europe”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

This is a hidden gem. the church rivals any in Europe.
A must see in la crosse

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