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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 56% Off)

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Highlights

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

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Chrissy
2 ratings2 reviews
October 1, 2020
If you go slow it takes about an hour. The path was shaded when we went in the afternoon. The groupon made it a very good deal. The gift shop has a lot of nice things. It was a beautiful and unique place.
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Donna
1 ratings1 reviews
September 25, 2020
Very peaceful to walk through.
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AnnabelleTOP REVIEWER
21 ratings14 reviews2 photos
September 21, 2020
So serene and peaceful.
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Kathryn
4 ratings2 reviews
August 23, 2020
This is a very neat place to see, but needs some TLC. Some weeding would make it much more appealing.
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JeffTOP REVIEWER
10 ratings5 reviews
August 19, 2020
Absolutely amazing, and peaceful
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MitchTOP REVIEWER
42 ratings22 reviews
July 28, 2020
Amazing! A must see.
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Kristen
1 ratings1 reviews
July 21, 2020
Great opportunity to socially distance and still have fun. Most of the path is shaded during the early afternoon.
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Teresa
3 ratings3 reviews
June 11, 2020
Very peaceful and unique.
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $6.60 for admission for two adults (up to $14 value)
  • $12.40 for admission for four adults (up to $28 value)
  • $10 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.

Need To Know

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.