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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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The Shrine is well worth the walk up hill

The grounds are very peaceful and very well maintained. The foot paths are nicely paved with well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Worth the walk in the rain

Beautiful vegetation on site, great walk up to church, serene and spiritual! There is a cafe and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hudson, Wisconsin
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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.
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  • Very good18%
  • 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 weeks ago

The grounds are very peaceful and very well maintained. The foot paths are nicely paved with well placed signage. It can be a strenuous walk up to shrine from the parking lot if you are not used to much walking and walking up hill. If...More

Thank Ezzy245
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful vegetation on site, great walk up to church, serene and spiritual! There is a cafe and a great Catholic gift shop with many Saints medals and info.

Thank leonebeau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard this is one of the most beautiful places to visit. We were so impressed with everything in it is such a beautiful place in such a special place to bring the family.

Thank JDD800
Reviewed 13 August 2017

100 acres of woods and nicely landscaped with shrine to Mary built in 2008. 20-25 minute walk to shrine or take a cart when available. Relaxing and chance to talk to your spiritual side. There is a café and gift shop.

1  Thank GiseppeGord
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This place was beautiful. We walked the whole thing and stoped a long the way at the statues etc. The candle display was awesome. The church was georgus.

Thank Stacy K
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We added this to our trip at the last minute, as it was near the hotel. We arrived after 6 pm, but we enjoyed our visit so much, time slipped away. As we exited the church, we realized it was 7 pm (closing time). We...More

1  Thank KMc4528
Reviewed 28 July 2017

What a disappointment. The building is new and attempts to duplicate the architecture of an older shrine and fails. It is a shrine to Mary who is marginalized.

Thank gspindrift
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Went to the Shrine with my 18 year old son. Beautiful church and facilities. Great detail on the stations of the cross. The chapel is absolutely stunning.

Thank thirstyturtle69
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The views from here were gorgeous. It was well worth the hike up the bluff to see all of the buildings featured. This was a truly remarkable experience. If walking is a challenge for you they offer golf cart rides to see the extravagant property.

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Even if you are not religious this location is a beautiful walk. You will be inspired. I love the hilly walk, or they provide a ride service. They have a quaint shop which its prices are affordable l. That a little bit to eat too....More

Thank Dorie E
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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
Kathy M
5 May 2016|
Response from GuadalupeShrine | Property representative |
Yes, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe has a full service cafe, the Culina Mariana, that operates from 9am-4pm. The Cafe also offers catering packages to large groups.