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.
305 W Main Street (which is also US- Hwy 61)
Dickeyville, WI 53808
Rod Ness 5/30/07
Posted on RoadTrip America 7/07