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Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman, AL
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
N 34° 10.525 W 086° 48.973
16S E 516937 N 3781621
Quick Description: Ave Maria Grotto is located at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2007 8:15:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM1R1N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 362

Long Description:
The Ave Maria Grotto, widely known as "Jerusalem in Miniature," is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park that provides a natural setting for the 125 miniature reproductions of some of the most famous historic buildings and shrines of the world. These masterpieces of stone and concrete are the lifetime work of Brother Joseph Zoettl, a Benedictine monk of the adjoining St. Bernard Abbey. This attraction, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes edifices from Jerusalem and the Holy Land, St. Peter's Basilica and the Roman Colosseum, and shrines from around the world.
Street address:
1600 Saint Bernard Ave SE
Cullman, AL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Cullman County

Year listed: 1984

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Art

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture

Current function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/14/2012 To: 1/14/2012

Hours of operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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