Dickeyville – Home of the Grotto


We finally made it here! Dickeyville is a very small community of 1,061 with a very popular grotto.   We are both Catholic so making a pilgrimage to here and other grottos and shrines has special meaning to us.   The grotto is ajacent to Holy Ghost Church. As you can see, on the right and left of the church entrance are stone floral arrangements. Holy Ghost Catholic Church sign Holy Ghost ChurchFlower arrangement

To the left of the church is the main Grotto structure, beautiful!

Main Grotto Structure

We walked through the gate..

Holy Ghost Park entry

The Patriotic Shrine.

Patriotic Shrine

Shrine of the Scared Heart

Shrine of the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Shrine closeup

The Stations of the Cross are placed throughout the grounds of the park.

Station of the Cross

A beautiful look at the grounds. This view includes the back side of the Grotto.

Dickeyville Grotto view

Our walk took us to the back of the church, and the cemetery.  The founder of the grotto, Father Mathias Wernerus, is buried there. We paid our respects to him and his beautiful work.

Rev. Matthias Wernerus Gravestone

We had a great visit here, donations are needed for the continued upkeep of this beautiful grotto.  We also got some items at their gift shop in the church.

Here is a video another visitor made.


After our visit it was time for lunch.  Right next to the grotto is pink restaurant called Katina’s Kitchen, open from 6 AM to 1 PM.  Owner Katina came out and chatted with us a few minutes, what a nice lady! The food was awesome too!  I recommend stopping here before or after visiting the Grotto.

Katina's Kitchen in Dickeyville

Katina from Katina's KitchenBreakfast at Katina's Kitchen

Make the pilgrimage to Dickeyville, it is well worth it!  We also visited Platteville the same day, as they are close together.

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