Cullman, Alabama: Ave Maria Grotto

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St. Bernard College

Address:
1600 St. Bernard Dr. SE, Cullman, AL
Directions:
Off I-65, on St. Bernard College campus - US 278 and 69.
Hours:
Apr-Sep 9 am - 6 pm, Oct-Mar 9 am - 5 pm (Call to verify)
Phone:
256-734-4110
Admission:
Admission
RA Rates:
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Ave Maria Grotto. Ave Maria Grotto
Brother Joseph Zoettl's masterpiece, a hillside cluster of miniature versions of the world's most famous religious buildings, built over 50 years. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Ave Maria Grotto. Ave Maria Grotto

Beautiful place definitely worth the stop!

[Selena Price, 03/29/2014]

The grotto and its miniature buildings are sheltered on the side of a hill. Ongoing care and maintenance keeps everything tidy, just as Brother Joseph might have done

Ave Maria Grotto

As great at the Grotto is -- and it IS fantastic -- it's not all you get. There's a beautiful little chapel with an adjoining churchyard where all the brothers are buried. And there's a very special tour guide through the Grotto: an adorable calico cat named Calie. She follows you through and leads you back to the gift shop at the end. Seriously. This place is so worth the visit!

[Karen H., 01/29/2013]
Ave Maria Grotto

The Grotto now opens at 9 am, so don't rush to get here early. While here, be sure to visit the Abbey cemetery. There are graves going back to the very early 1900s.

[Dave Chamberlain, 03/10/2012]

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