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Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend

#2 of 61 in Nature in Iowa
The Grotto is frequently considered the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and The Iowan magazine has described the Grotto as a “Miracle in Stone.” The location was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 2001 and has been included in such features as Roadside America and Disney’s The Straight Story. A composite of nine seperate grottos, each portrays a scene in the life of Christ. The largest man-made Grotto in the world, the Grotto contains the largest collection of precious stones and gems found anywhere in one location!
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  • I enjoyed visiting this site very much. I travel with my dog so I was very happy to be able to have him with me in this peaceful place. I'd never seen so may beautiful crystals, minerals and fossils i...  more »
  • Having grown up in the area, but not having seen the Grotto since the 1970s, this was a treat. There are no words to express the majesty and beauty of this landmark.  more »

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