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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 58% 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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Kathryn
2 ratings1 reviews
4 days ago
So many little gems to examine here. Peaceful and beautiful!
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Mary
1 ratings1 reviews
July 31, 2021
It was just amazing!
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Jennifertop reviewer
7 ratings5 reviews
July 20, 2021
I took my kids (11 and 15) to the Grotto. We all enjoyed looking at the artistry. Ask for a loaf of bread made by the monks in the gift shop.
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Tony
1 ratings1 reviews
July 20, 2021
It is a place to see. I’m very glad my wife and I visited here. Well worth the trip.
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J.top reviewer
6 ratings5 reviews
May 25, 2021
Must visit if you are in the area.
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Roberttop reviewer
5 ratings5 reviews
May 24, 2021
Really cool place.
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Brooke
2 ratings2 reviews
May 21, 2021
Very quiet, serene, beautiful place.
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Heather
5 ratings1 reviews
April 8, 2021
Beautiful little place! My kids and I really enjoyed it.
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $6.10 for admission for two adults (up to $14 value)
  • $11.90 for admission for four adults (up to $28 value)
  • $9.50 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.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8 per person. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 365 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.