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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 46% 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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1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
6 days ago
Very friendly people! Such beautiful art work! We took three kids 9,9 and 11. They were very interested and amused. Well worth the trip and money we spent to get in.
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Ryan
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 28, 2022
It was a great place to visit! We have seen the signs for a long time, off the interstate, but we hadn’t visited until today. All of us were in awe of the construction of the holy land and how intricate the detail was using glass, marbles, concrete, pumice, jewelry, etc. Also, the monk’s bread was excellent with some wine!
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Ian
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 30, 2022
Awesome
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anointed_deb
11 ratings8 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 28, 2022
Wonderful tour, learned a lot. Highly recommend.
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Shirley
7 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 10, 2022
We had an awesome experience at Ave Maria Grotto! First of all, the staff was very pleasant, yet professional. The park is easy to navigate with benches to rest on if needed. The handwork of the historic artifacts is truly an amazing gifted talent. I would recommend anyone that hasn’t been there to stop for an hour or so.
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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.

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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.