Memphis, Tennessee: Crystal Shrine Grotto
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.
- Daily 10 am - 4 pm.
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- Worth a Detour
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. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About 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]
Took the whole family to the "Jesus Cave" this week and really enjoyed it. Even if you're not religious, the cave and surrounding landscaping is a sight to behold. In addition to the cave and its frescoes/statuary there is also a pond, meditation garden, and more. The artwork inside the cave is a combination of the original works done in the '30s and modern sculpture of varying mediums. Very impressive and a must-see attraction if you're ever in Memphis.[Andy McNutt, 12/14/2003]