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Ave Maria Grotto

1600 St. Bernard Ave. SE, Cullman

Ave Maria Grotto Visit for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids (Up to 45% Off)

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Landscaped four-acre park holds 125 miniature replicas of the world’s famous churches and shrines

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2 ratings2 reviews
June 11, 2020
Very peaceful and unique.
2 ratings2 reviews4 photos
May 12, 2020
Wonderful! It’s absolutely stunning and we really enjoyed it. Our 7 year olds loved it so much!
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April 2, 2020
A nice walk through beautiful gardens and amazing models of Catholic Historical Shrines and Sites.
12 ratings1 reviews
March 26, 2020
Very Beau
1 ratings1 reviews
March 15, 2020
Very much worth the cost of the tickets. This was our second visit and most likely will go again in the future.
1 ratings1 reviews
March 8, 2020
Beautiful and easy to use the Groupon.
22 ratings21 reviews
March 2, 2020
Very beautiful place to visit.
4 ratings1 reviews
February 3, 2020
Went there with a group of friends and had a great time. On your way out don't forget to try the lemon cookies and the fresh bread made the Monks. Along with a lot of great things in the gift store.
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What You'll Get

Choose from Three Options

  • $8.25 for admission for two adults (up to $14 value)
  • $15.50 for admission for four adults (up to $28 value)
  • $12.50 for admission for two adults and two kids ages 6 to 12 (up to $23 value)

In a beautifully landscaped four-acre park, guests view 125 miniature reproductions of some of the world’s famous churches and shrines.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Ave Maria Grotto

The life's work of Brother Joseph Zoettl began as little more than a hobby. Originally born in Bavaria in 1878 as Michael Zoettl, Brother Joseph chose to join the Benedictine order at a young age and ended up at St. Bernard Abbey, where he was tasked with working the power plant. His long days of hard work were only interrupted by the weekly opportunities to attend Sunday Mass, so he decided to make the most of his free time by embracing a hobby: creating miniatures.

Beginning with cement, Brother Joseph patiently constructed a scale replica of a church. Visitors flocked to see his early creations, so Brother Joseph continued his hobby while gradually increasing the ambitious scope of his projects. Over the course of the next 40 years, he would go on to create the 125 miniature reproductions of iconic churches, shrines, and buildings that currently fill Ave Maria Grotto's four acres of park land.

Often made of the marbles, cold-cream jars, broken bathroom tiles, costume jewelry, and pieces of colored glass that were mailed to him by admirers, Brother Joseph's meticulously intricate miniatures include everything from the basilica in Lourdes to a prophetically accurate model of the International Space Station.

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