Sparta, Wisconsin: The Wegner Grotto

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Address:
7788 Daylight Rd, Sparta, WI
Directions:
South of town, or nine miles north of Sparta. On the south side of Hwy 71, just west of Hwy 27.
Hours:
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
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Wegner Grotto.

The Wegner Grotto
Mom and Pop collection of concrete and glass sculptures, including an American flag, a 12-foot ocean liner, and the late Wegners' 50th anniversary wedding cake. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/17/2012]

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Structure at the Wegner Grotto.

The Wegner Grotto

A lot of work and love has been put into the Wegner Grotto Park. Free to see.

[Penny, 06/13/2019]

People in the area also call this the "Glass Church." Paul and Matilda started the backyard art project of scrap material sculptures and structures in 1929, after seeing the Dickeyville Grotto.

Wegner Grotto.

Wegner Grotto

The Wegner Grotto is really peaceful and interesting. We had a great time finding it, and trying to figure out how they built these remarkable pieces.

[Nicole, 06/03/2013]

They must have had fingers of steel after a decade of cementing broken tiles and shards of glass.

Chapel in the Wegner Grotto.

Wegner Grotto

An array of mosaic-like glass/concrete structures. Definitely worth a look-see if you're in the area.

[Karen F., 08/31/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Little Falls Railroad & Doll MuseumLittle Falls Railroad & Doll Museum, Cataract, WI - 3 mi.
Giant SpartanGiant Spartan, Sparta, WI - 8 mi.
Masonic Bucking GoatMasonic Bucking Goat, Sparta, WI - 8 mi.
In the region:
Black Squirrel Capital, Norwalk, WI - 20 mi.

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