Memphis, Tennessee: Crystal Shrine Grotto Team Field Report

Memphis Memorial Park

5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN
I-240 exit 15 (Poplar Ave., not toward Germantown) on the northwest side. Drive west, then turn into the Memphis Memorial Park cemetery. You can see the Grotto's spire from the entrance, straight ahead.
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Crystal Shrine.

Crystal Shrine Grotto
A cavern of rock quartz and other semiprecious stones, carved out of the hillside by one man in the late 1930s. You enter through a hole in a concrete tree. Report...

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Crystal Shrine Grotto.

Crystal Shrine Grotto

Unique and inspiring. Interesting to see other works from same artist who created The Old Mill.

[Steve, 04/25/2017]

Crystal Shrine Grotto.

Crystal Shrine Grotto

Simply amazing. And free. This was a very awesome stop in Memphis, TN.

[Wanghis Khan, 02/15/2017]

It's an unusual surprise in the middle of a cemetery.

Crystal Shrine Grotto.

Crystal Shrine Grotto

Now this is a roadside attraction with some quirk to it! It's easy to find (there are signs), timing is up to you, and interesting! Be sure to look at the guest book -- people from Japan, Norway, Canada, Uruguay, and all over the US. Regardless of your religious beliefs, the art inside is really worth spending some time with. Make sure to check out the installations from different angles -- you'd miss Moses staff and the way the light shines on Jesus's lucite halo otherwise.

Great for kids -- especially if they need to burn off some energy.

[Patricia, 07/25/2013]

Crystal Shrine Grotto.

Crystal Shrine Grotto

We were surprised at how cool this place really was. Definitely worth the few extra minutes it took to detour there. We were extra amused at the fact that there seem to be quite a few weddings near the Crystal Shrine Grotto... In the cemetery. We even caught one in action. "Till death do us part" must have special meaning to those couples.

[Kelly, 10/10/2010]

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