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Address: 5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601-2347
Phone Number: +1 608-782-5440
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will forever be a spiritual destination...

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will forever be a spiritual destination for visitors from all over the world. The Shrine is nestled in 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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More than we thought

This was a very unexpected treat on our trip to Lacrosse. The reviews online do not do it justice, as the buildings are unbelievably beautiful. If you visit, go on a good weather... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Julie D
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very unexpected treat on our trip to Lacrosse. The reviews online do not do it justice, as the buildings are unbelievably beautiful. If you visit, go on a good weather day, as the walk up to the church is quite a ways and would be uncomfortable during inclement weather. Also, there is a restaurant in The Visitor... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we were moving to La Crosse we were told to be sure to catch the shrine. Its a bit of a walk up but well worth it. The Chapel, the Stations of the Cross and other statuary create a contemplative experience. For those unable to walk up the hill - a bit strenuous, a golf-cart "bus" service is available.

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Thank Roland K
GuadalupeShrine, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this review

Roland K, Welcome to La Crosse and thank you for taking the time to leave a review and recommendation for the Shrine. We hope you will visit often! More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was a surprisingly beautiful place, so peaceful, fills your spirit, as you are walking you can enjoy the outdoor, sit , meditate, pray, whatever you want, there is a tour inside the Church at the to of the hill, beautiful Church, really no words to really describe this place, highly recommended

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Thank Peppergirl2016
GuadalupeShrine, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this review

Peppergirl2016, Thank you for your thoughtful review and recommendation of the Shrine! Please invite others to and visit again in the future! :-) More 

st paul
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129 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This shrine is beautiful. Check schedule and arrange to attend Mass while here. The 1/3 mile walk up the paved trail to the church was a beautiful path, offered nice views of the city area and beyond. Many holy places to ponder and pray here.

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Thank kirbyfredstpaul
GuadalupeShrine, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this review

Kirbyfredstpaul, Thank you for your review and 5 star recommendation of the Shrine. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back again soon! More 

MSP
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

La Crosse is a Wisconsin border town to SE Minnesota. Every October there is an informal Minnesota holiday called MEA weekend, which is a 4 day weekend. Hence, Minnesotans head for attractions that are nearby. Went to La Crosse to view the river bluffs lined with the beautifully turning autumn leaves. While in La Crosse, learned about this place via... More 

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Thank Alben65
GuadalupeShrine, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this review

Alben65, Thank your for taking the time to write about your experience visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Shrine receives many visitors from Minnesota, especially from the twin cities which is a nice day trip or overnight. Please be sure to visit us again next time you are back in La Crosse! More 

South Dakota
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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a gorgeous shrine and don't miss the Candlelight Chapel which is just beautiful. Go to mass here and participate in devotions. If you are traditional and like the traditional, Latin mass - they have it here. They have a Spanish mass as well. Grounds are peaceful and lovely - its true a great place for renewal and to... More 

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Thank B Alice T
GuadalupeShrine, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this review

B Alice T, Thank you for your lovely review and 5 star recommendation of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We hope to welcome you back on pilgrimage again soon! More 

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a beautiful place to visit. Lots of walking in the wooded hill side (shuttle also available). Start at the Visitor Center and walk up the paved path with stops in between to rest or pray until the top where the church is located. It was a logging road and area at one time. We only came for Mass... More 

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Thank Jann K
GuadalupeShrine, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this review

Jann K, Thank you for sharing your pilgrimage story! We are glad you were able to participate in Mass and stay for the Friar's beautiful Holy Hour. Please tell others about the Shrine and come back again :- ) More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited during week in October. Took advantage of golf cart ride up the 1/2 mile path up the hill to the shrine and then walked down. Driver was very friendly and informative. The shrine is very beautiful. We had lunch at the cafe - good food and loved watching the birds at the feeders.

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Thank Norma Z
GuadalupeShrine, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this review

Norma Z, Thank you for your 5 star review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and lunch! We hope you will come back again! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a warm, sunny, fall weekday afternoon. Shrine seems to be located in a more rural area with rolling hills/ bluffs surrounding it. It was not very busy. Parking was free and abundant. We dined in the cafe which has servers and seated service in a beautiful room with huge windows overlooking colorful, fall foliage. The food was... More 

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Thank ChicagoLynda
GuadalupeShrine, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this review

ChicagoLynda, Thank you for your detailed 5 star review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We are glad that you were able to visit on a beautiful fall day. Thank you for sharing the pictures and come back again soon! More 

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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a place of beauty and tranquility as well as spiritually uplifting for anyone of any religion. Take the walk through the grounds to view the beautiful setting, holy images, church, gift shop and restaurant. One of the most impressive buildings houses the votive candle chapel where lit candles provide comfort and endless... More 

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Thank Jan W
GuadalupeShrine, Staff at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, responded to this review

Jan W., Thank you for your detailed review of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse. The Shrine is a place of pilgrimage for both individuals and families and offers full daily devotional schedule that is available on our website! More 

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