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Even in the rain it was beautiful

We were in town for a conference, but had heard about Grotto and had to see it for ourselves. Well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hOkeys1955
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Louisville, Kentucky
Campus visit

Beautiful and played back on the side of the dome. Everyone waits in line to light a candle and say... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marysher21
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Egg Harbor Town
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114 Coleman Morse Ctr, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 46556-4617
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank hOkeys1955
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After touring the Basilica, stop here and light a candle to remember someone special. Best photo opportunities happen at dusk or dawn when the candles glow in the dim light.

Thank GregandGreg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place must be experienced and best done in the evening when you can truly appreciate the candle light. You can just feel the power of this place. It has such a calming and soul reaching effect.

Thank Gardener130
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Maybe the most spiritual experience of my life. You can truly feel the Holy Spirit present. A beautiful sight!

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Just being there to light a candle brings emotions. I always thought about being there and it brought tears after arriving. Lite the candle and said a prayer.

Thank Mary07020
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We always stop here to say some prayers and light some candles. It is very a very serene and spiritual place.

Thank Kathy D
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Lauren B
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There is a parking lot by the stadium from which you can walk to the grotto. It’s a beautiful walk across campus.
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