Grotto of the Redemption

West Bend, IA

Where are we going?

Grotto of the Redemption
Grotto of the Redemption
300 N Broadway Ave
West Bend
IA 50597


What is there to do?

The Grotto is a composite of nine separate Grottos, each portraying a scene in the life of Christ. The Grotto includes the largest collection of precious stones and gems found anywhere in one location. The artistry has to be seen to be appreciated, plus the message it gives is beyond words. It is frequently considered as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." The Grotto has been placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 2001. The Iowan Magazine has described the Grotto as a "Miracle in Stone".

Need a little extra help?

Accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.


When can we go?

Always open


Any top tips?

Our Guided tours through the Grotto are approximately one hour in length, which includes a geological lecture in our Rock Display Studio. Group Tours can be arranged by appointment any time of the year. Tours are given on a daily basis from May 1st through Oct 16th. The first tour of the day begins at 10am. We ask for $5.00 per adult and $2.50 per child to help preserve the Grotto. Our church is open to the public to visit Father Dobberstien's Christmas Chapel.

I’m Hungry!

Seasonal Cafe: Large group menu options are available with advance arrangements. Please request menu, prices and hours at 515-887-2371. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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