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The Grotto of the Redemption

300 North Broadway
515-887-2371

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Grotto of the Redemption is to present in stone the whole story of the fall of woman and man, our Divine redemption through Christ, and Mary's presence in the redemption process.  As Father Dobberstein commented, "If your messages are carved in stone they are well nigh imperishable."  This is the outstanding feature of the Grotto. Our purpose is to preserve that imperishability and see that the Grotto of the Redemption will continue to tell its edifying story long after the builder has laid down his trowel. We strive to fulfill Father Dobberstein's concept of open access to the Grotto for all who come seeking inspiration, spiritual renewal and a strengthening of their faith.



Reviews

Eric Salas

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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.

Joshua Appel

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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!

Rachel Raibikis

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Very strange yet peaceful and beautiful place! Nice museum attached and gift shop as well. Campground and park were clean and the swans in the pond were pretty neat!

Heather Hasty

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
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.

Chris Holland

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
This is an amazing work of art in an off the path town. The craftsmanship of the Grotto is unique with stones, shells, and stalagmites from all over the world. Tours are available. This is one of those places that you should see at least once in your lifetime.

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