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Ave Maria Grotto

Ave Maria Grotto Visit for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids (Up to 57% 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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Chad
3 ratings2 reviews
December 5, 2019
very beautiful, I nice stop off during a trip.
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VictoriaSHUTTERBUG
1 ratings1 reviews5 photos
November 11, 2019
Surprised my boyfriend, with a mystery day trip. It was a beautiful autumn drive, the Ave Maria Grotto was just beautiful. It’s a very serene, peaceful, place, lots of fun to explore, take pictures, and relax.
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Tracee
6 ratings2 reviews
October 15, 2019
Had an amazing time! Would definitely do again!
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What You'll Get

Choose from Three Options

  • $7 for admission for two adults (up to $14 value)
  • $12 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.

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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