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Ave Maria Grotto

1600 St. Bernard Drive SE, Cullman, Alabama 35055 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Sat 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Jerusalem in Miniature”

Known throughout the world as ‘Jerusalem in Miniature,’ is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park designed to provide a natural setting for the 125 miniature reproductions of some of the most famous historic buildings and shrines of the world. The masterpieces of stone and concrete are the lifetime work of Brother Joseph Zoettl, a Benedictine monk of St. Bernard Abbey. Begun as a hobby, with various materials he could find, and infinite patience and a remarkable sense of symmetry and proportion, Brother Joseph recreated some of the greatest edifices of all time.

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Reviewed by
brad.chaney.712

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
May 27, 2014

For seven dollars it was worth every penny and then some! A little note for future trippers keep your eyes open for every detail as well as for small reptiles such as an abundance of small lizards and one small chicken snake.

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Reviewed by
Denmoon

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 18, 2017
Rated 5.0

Nice stop just a few miles off 65. A peaceful spot with incredible, historic replicas of buildings and landmarks from across the world. Well worth the time and small admission price.

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Reviewed by
drewatfsu

  • 4 Reviews
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February 17, 2017
Rated 4.0

Nice stop, beautiful artwork. It was $10 for the two of us and the two small ones Reno and Rigby were welcomed!

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Reviewed by
rrvest

  • 12 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 03, 2016
Rated 4.0

Enjoyed immensely, very artistic, very beautiful, very serene, well kept, a long walk with sloping hills. A good place for reflection.
Well worth the time and money. Although it has a lot of shade, summer would be hard on those with heat issues and with little children.

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Ave Maria Grotto

1600 St. Bernard Drive SE
Cullman, Alabama
35055 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
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