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.
To the left of the church is the main Grotto structure, beautiful!
We walked through the gate..
The Patriotic Shrine.
Shrine of the Scared Heart
The Stations of the Cross are placed throughout the grounds of the park.
A beautiful look at the grounds. This view includes the back side of the Grotto.
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.
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.
Make the pilgrimage to Dickeyville, it is well worth it! We also visited Platteville the same day, as they are close together.