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Address: Emmitsburg, MD
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An Imposing Memorial, and Essential Aid to Navigation

Since 1964, this 120 foot tall tower and statue has been an admired and revered landmark along U.S. Route 15 in Emmitsburg, MD. Ben refers to it as a navigation aid because of a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2016
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

very nice walk if weather is good. there is a trail and grotto, gift store with plenty of religious carved images. etc ample free parking.

Thank solomonknibb
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Since 1964, this 120 foot tall tower and statue has been an admired and revered landmark along U.S. Route 15 in Emmitsburg, MD. Ben refers to it as a navigation aid because of a story a local once related. It may be entirely apocrypha for all Ben knows, but it is a neat story all the same. For years, the... More 

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York Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a lovely way to spend an afternoon if you live nearby, or if you are just passing by on Route 15 through Emmitsburg. This awesome statue can be seen from the highway and can be appreciated even more when you stand at the foot of the tower. You will want to visit the nearby Grotto of Lourdes, which... More 

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Pretty impressive gold statue rising high in the sky. Quite areas to sit and ponder. This is the beginning of the trail through the National Shrine. This statue sits atop the gift shop.

Thank Bonnie48345
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132 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This beautiful bell tower stands 95 feet tall and is crowned with a 25-foot gold-leafed bronze figure of the Blessed Mother. It is called the Pangborn Memorial Campanile. This beautiful statue, visible for miles, is part of the Grotto of Lourdes National Shrine, at Mount St. Mary's University, Frederick Campus.

1 Thank ThePBR
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

"Our Lady of the Mountain" is a tall statue affixed to the top of the Pangborn Memorial Campanile (= a bell tower), which was dedicated in 1964. The tower is 95 feet high. At its apex is a 25 foot tall gold-leafed bronze statue of the Blessed Mother. It is located right next to the entrance to the Visitor Center... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

This statue can be seen from the highway below. It has been placed atop a very high tower and is a wonderful sight from below or atop the mountain.

1 Thank maegeegee
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We stopped here on our way home from DC and we were pleasantly surprised at the peaceful tranquility eminating from the Shrine and walking the path leading to the Grotto. We actually spent well over an hour exploring the paths and statues present. The tiny Chapel is the prefect spot to stop and meditate or pray. We now try to... More 

1 Thank SeeBaker
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

Very peaceful place to stop. Beautiful statue that can be easily seen from the highway. Plenty of parking. Short walk to the Grotto of Lourdes. Nice place to relax.

1 Thank Tom B

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