Some call the grotto the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Others call it the “Miracle in Stone.” When I saw the grotto, I was in awe! It was very beautiful! It is made of rocks, gemstones, corals, etc. from all over the world. Photos do not do justice to this most incredible creation of a priest who kept a promise he made to the Blessed Virgin, that is to build a shrine as a thank you for his miraculous recovery from pneumonia. Each grotto was artfully and beautifully designed. From a distance it looks a little rough, like a pile of rocks. Go closer and it is truly unbelievable. Architecture is unusual and made from geologic remnants from all 50 states. Truly unique that you will not see anywhere else.
What a simply stunning place. My wife recommended stopping here as a detour on a trip we took. The way she talked about visiting here as a young girl with her grandma really convinced me of the influence this grotto can have on a person. While you can see it all for free, you're able to do so because others have donated. So if you could spare a few dollars, do something nice and feel good about doing it! Keep this place elegant for future generations to experience! Oh and one last thing, I took many photos while here and let me tell you this: they just do not come close to capturing the beauty of the stonework and colors. See it for yourself!
Absolutely stunning. My entire family had an amazing time and walked away inspired and filled with awe. Great for all ages but does require a decent amount of walking and lots of stairs. Bring a camera, it's gorgeous.
Breathtakingly beautiful gem's and stones and gorgeous statues. Many statues of Jesus Christ, Joseph and Mary, Adam and Eve, Angel Michael and a cross on top of the hill. Tour's are $10.00 for adults. Not sure about kids. It wasn't opened when we went but we still saw everything. Gift shop also.
This place is marvelous and you cannot see that beauty in pictures. I got the feeling "How'd they did this??" from the beginning to the end of shrine. Simply amazing. They have guided tours and super collection in gifts store