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DICKEYVILLE GROTTO
Dickeyville, Wisconsin
Contributed by Rod & Judy Ness of Hermantown, Minnesota
Dickeyville Grotto

Dickeyville Grotto

About twenty miles north of Dubuque, Iowa is the small village of Dickeyville, where in 1925, Father Mathias Wernerus, the pastor of the Holy Ghost Catholic Parish began work on what has come to be known as the Dickeyville Grotto. The grotto is constructed of bits and pieces of seashells, costume jewelry and glass and includes a small cave, statues, and fountains. There are six shrines and a "Stations of the Cross." There are two main themes - religion and patriotism. The grotto is reminiscent of the Wisconsin Concrete Park, but on a much grander scale. It's open to visitors April through October.

Dickeyville Grotto
Dickeyville Grotto
Dickeyville Grotto
Dickeyville Grotto

Location:
305 W Main Street (which is also US- Hwy 61)
Dickeyville, WI 53808

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Photographed by Rod Ness 5/30/07
Posted on RoadTrip America 7/07



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