Memphis, Tennessee: Crystal Shrine Grotto Team Field Report

Memorial Park Cemetery

5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN
East edge of the city. I-240 exit 15B. Drive west a quarter-mile on US Hwy 72/Poplar Ave. Turn right at the blinker light into the cemetery. Once inside the gate make an immediate right, then bear left, then turn left. You'll soon see the Grotto on the left. Park along the right side of the road.
Daily. Cemetery opens at 7. Cave opens at 8. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Crystal Shrine Grotto.

Crystal Shrine Grotto

A fake cave, filled with crystal quartz and odd religious statues, in the middle of a cemetery. It took 46 years to complete. Report... [08/13/2017]

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Crystal Shrine Grotto.

Crystal Shrine Grotto

The Grotto is a bit hard to find at first. It's surrounded by a garden exhibit, with a Koi fish pond for reference. They have a place to sign in and you can see all the people who have stopped in over the years.

[Mackenzie Merkler, 08/16/2017]

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]

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