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Ave Maria Grotto

Presented by Ave Maria Grotto at Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman AL

Ave Maria Grotto

Known throughout the world as "Jerusalem in Miniature," is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park designed to provide a natural setting for the 125 miniature reproductions of some of the most famous historic buildings and shrines of the world. The masterpieces of stone and concrete are the lifetime work of Brother Joseph Zoettl, a Benedictine monk of St. Bernard Abbey. Begun as a hobby, with various materials he could find, and infinite patience and a remarkable sense of symmetry and

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REGULAR TICKET PRICES: Children under 6 Free with Adult; Children 6-12 $4.50; Adults $7.00; Sr. Citizens $5.00 GROUP ADMISSION: Adults / Seniors $5.00; High School Students $4.00; Elementary Students $3.00 BUS DRIVER AND TOUR GUIDE ADMITTED FREE WITH GROUP

Ask about our discount for AAA members.

Groups may stay overnight at the Retreat and Conference Center and/ or dine at St. Bernard Abbey Dining Hall (Reservations required)

Schedule your group tour by calling (256) 255-5860 Monday – Friday; Weekends (256) 734-4110


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Additional time info:

Spring – Summer Open Daily from April-September from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Autumn – Winter Open Daily from October-March 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day and New Years day

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Ave Maria Grotto

1600 St. Bernard Drive SE, Cullman, AL 35055

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