Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama

Situated among the lush wooded hills of Cullman, Alabama, lies a world of miniature creations carefully crafted of recycled materials.  Built by Brother Joseph Zoettl, it was dedicated on May 17, 1934 and named Ave Maria  Grotto.  It is visited by more than 35,000 people every year. Walk around the park-like path and you will see miniature shrines, abbeys, basilicas, Herod's Gate, Noah's Ark, a dragon, and other eclectic works of art. Here are some pictures that I took last week on an … [Read More...]