Grotto Of Redemption

West Bend, Iowa

United States of America


300 N Broadway Ave

West Bend, Iowa


(515) 887-2371





Ein religiöser Schrein in West Bend, Iowa - die Grotte soll der größte in der Welt sein. Es gilt auch als die weltweit umfassendste künstliche Sammlung von Mineralien, Fossilien, Muscheln und anderen Versteinerungen. Der Schrein umfasst ein Museum und ist eine hoch besuchte Touristenattraktion.


The Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption is a religious shrine located in West Bend, Iowa, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City. A conglomeration of nine grottos depicting scenes in the life of Jesus, the Grotto contains a large collection of minerals and petrifications and is believed to be the largest grotto in the world.

It is also "considered to be the world's most complete man-made collection of minerals, fossils, shells, and petrifications in one place." The total value of all the rocks and minerals which make up the Grotto is over $4,308,000. Over 100,000 people visit the Grotto each year.

The shrine includes a museum with precious and semiprecious stones from throughout the world, and photos and artifacts about the construction of the shrine.

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