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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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Very impressive Shrine to visit

This is a beautiful venue for a nice spring, summer, or fall day..the hike up to the shrine is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeff M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Well worth the walk up

We missed that Sat mass by 1/2 an hour but the sanctuary visit was still worth the climb. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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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 good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“golf cart” (22 reviews)
“gift shop” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601-2347
+1 608-782-5440
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful venue for a nice spring, summer, or fall day..the hike up to the shrine is about a half mile with a fairly decent grade. ( they do have transport for those not able to walk it) the shrine is beautiful and...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We missed that Sat mass by 1/2 an hour but the sanctuary visit was still worth the climb. There are beautiful gardens and stations of the cross paths. If you need help getting up the hill, they do provide a golf cart ride for you.

Thank KraZe47
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to leisurely stroll the beautiful grounds and take in the shrine and statues. There was no entrance fee and we were free to take in the serenity of this wonderful property. One does not need to be Catholic to enjoy some peace...More

Thank bpeppy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Latin Mass in the Shrine with its acoustics is wonderful. The golf carts are a really good for those with health issues. The staff is so welcoming and thoughtful. For us this was a second time, first on a Sunday, but this time with...More

Thank cf m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regardless of your religious affiliation, you'll enjoy the architecture, setting and gardens here. The walk up the hill to the Shrine can be challenging, but there is a shuttle that can drive people who may have a hard time with the walk.

Thank PowerFred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe for breakfast or lunch is a reason for the visit alone. The Shrine is in a beautiful setting, the tour guide was clearly an enthusiast and provided an interesting tour of the shrine. A golf cart is available to take persons up a...More

1  Thank Jacques59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well must see for most people. It's a really neat place and it's free. It is focused on Christianity, Catholic I believe, so if that offends you the probably stick with Riverside Park and Grand Dad's bluff.

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 3 children on a sunny day. The setting is gorgeous. Our family is Protestant, but the church, stations of the cross and prayer walk were meaningful to our children. It great to see that masterpieces of church architecture are still being...More

Thank carlkariNelson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to spend an hour or a whole day, depending on how much time you have. We attended noon Mass in the church, and walked part of the trails to see various shrines. there is a well-stocked gift shop for rosary...More

1  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My Family (4 small children ranging from 9 months to 7 years) went on pilgrimage to the Shrine in the Month of May. Overall a fantastic place and a great spot to honor Mary. Everything about the site is fantastic. Will we be coming back......More

1  Thank jessehgregory
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Linda K
Can you go through the Door of Mercy at the Shrine without receiving confession and Eucharist?
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
I am going with a school group. The older children are staying all day.I am taking a very young group of children. We are only staying a short time because of their age. What should we definitely see? Thank you
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
Restaurant on site
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.