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The Grotto is always a place I go to for peace during hard times. I feel peace amongst the other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bill k
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At a loss for words

This special place leaves you at a loss for words. Simply beautiful and emotional. Take a moment to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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114 Coleman Morse Ctr, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 46556-4617
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The re-creation of the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in the center of the campus at the University of Notre Dame always attracts a reverent, reflective crowd. Even with large groups of other visitors present there is a very calming, peaceful cadence to this location

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If your at the College the Baslilica is worth it. The Grotto is just behind the Church and worth seeing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Grotto is always a place I go to for peace during hard times. I feel peace amongst the other worshippers.

Thank bill k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This special place leaves you at a loss for words. Simply beautiful and emotional. Take a moment to pause and reflect life in general. It's the simple things in life that make life special. This is one of those things. A very special place. Highly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have seen better grottos. Definitely worth seeing if you were visiting Notre Dame anyway, but not just to visit the grotto. Check out the Basilica while you are there and you won't be disappointed.

Thank NormIllinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for a conference, but had heard about Grotto and had to see it for ourselves. Well worth the short drive across Notre Dame Campus to see it. There is a lake across the street and a great place to walk if...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and played back on the side of the dome. Everyone waits in line to light a candle and say a prayer. It's quiet and peaceful as it should be.

Thank marysher21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Notre Dame wouldn’t be complete without lighting a candle at the grotto. My first visit here was in 92’ and have stopped every trip since ( about 20 + times )☘️

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another moving experience when we first got to ND. The weather was rough but everyone was so polite, and you can really see how the ND students and Alum live by "God, Country and Notre Dame"

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy holy sites and have a hard time reviewing them, they just are 5 stars to us. But we felt very blessed to be able to see and pray at the grotto. We recommend seeing it both in daylight and after sunset.

Thank Brian M
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Lauren B
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Elliott P | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot by the stadium from which you can walk to the grotto. It’s a beautiful walk across campus.