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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601-2347
+1 608-782-5440
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Could monies have been spent better

One wonders how much better the funds would have been spent on a Catholic education than this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Keith B
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Serene surroundings

I haven't been here for over a year, but I am looking forward to a return visit. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas M
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will forever be a spiritual destination for visitors from all over the world. The Shrine is nestled on over 100 acres of God’s Country in the Mississippi River Valley. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service cafe and gift shop open daily. The Shrine is open daily, there is never a charge for visiting, and everyone is welcome.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601-2347
+1 608-782-5440
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One wonders how much better the funds would have been spent on a Catholic education than this tribute to one man? I think our priorities were confused

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been here for over a year, but I am looking forward to a return visit. Beautiful grounds, and a great walking trail to the top of the hill where the shrine awaits. Great for the soul. Pray, contemplate, relax, and take it all...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Whether you practice Catholicism or not, this is a beautiful, peaceful place worth a visit. If, however, you are a Catholic, the added bonus is in participating in the sacraments and devotions in such an uplifting environment. DH especially enjoyed joining in on the Rosary...More

Thank AquatenniiaT
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The shrine is on top of the hill. There are several buildings and statues to see on you walk up to the shrine. It is a good walk up hill. Not hard but if you can't walk far they have a golf cart that can...More

Thank Kev521
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to the shrine for a Pontifical Mass celebrated by His Eminence the Most Reverend Raymond Cardinal Burke in the Extraordinary Form. It was a memorable experience that reminded us of how reverential the mass USED to be.The surroundings themselves instill...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Absolutely beautiful and spiritual grounds. Wonderful fall trip .There was a steady stream of people. Lovely gift shop. Bring some dollars to light candles.

Thank Gardenlover31
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Shrine is located on a hill side in the wooded area of western Wisconsin. The Shrine itself is beautiful and has relics of a number of Saints to venerate. There is Mass every day and also confessions every day. The Shrine hosts a number...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 7 November 2017

went to visit the shrine during their octoberfest german buffet on oct 1st, 2017. personally i would never eat at the culina mariana cafe, which i will review seperately. i was very dissapoined with the dining experience, but the visit to the shrine, more than...More

Thank germangirl24
Reviewed 30 October 2017

My wife and I took a beautiful drive in the countryside around La Crosse and then visited the Shrine. Nice paved walk and beautiful buildings and statues on your way up to the church. Looked like they have beautiful summer flowers as well, but they...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This shrine to Mary is situated in the hills just outside metro La Crosse. The area is wonderful, the shrine beautiful, and the food both healthy and tasty.

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Bussy E
18 December 2017|
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Response from bpeppy | Reviewed this property |
You would fly into La Crosse Airport, La Crosse Wisconsin. Then rent a car or Uber. Probably not open at this time of year.
Linda K
18 October 2016|
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Response from GuadalupeShrine | Property representative |
Yes! But if you are seeking a plenary indulgence then the normal conditions of prayer for the Pope, Holy Communion, Holy Mass, and detachment from sin still apply.
Linda K
23 September 2016|
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Response from Lorri A | Reviewed this property |
I am a retired Elementary Principal and Catholic School teacher, and offer you these suggestions-- 1) The Native-American Woman is Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native-American Saint. Many don't know about her, so she... More