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Address: Highway 13 (16 miles E of Linton), Linton, ND
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Prairie bells

Nice little place, has a picnic table so it might be a nice spot for a casual lunch, if the weather is nice. And you can ring the bells, as long as the ropes are on the right... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Rio B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little place, has a picnic table so it might be a nice spot for a casual lunch, if the weather is nice. And you can ring the bells, as long as the ropes are on the right tracks. Also, there's a fantastic earth house just south and west of the area on highway 13.

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Thank Rio B
Linton, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

This is a unique stop along HWY 13. It was built by a local family. Take the time to walk up and ring the bells for good luck.

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Thank Jodi L
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Not very far off of the ND 13 highway this place of calm, reflection and beauty is a lovely place to pause. Several old bells have be gathered here in a open tower. There is explanatory information there. The chances are you will be the only humans there but if you are paying attention you will note the wildlife.

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Thank alan p
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Friday climbed to the top for the first time, up the fenceline alongside the threshing machines, and onto what we call Custer's Ridge, the crest, where a couple of machines have been blown over by the wind. Sublime light in the evening. Lovely walk. Site full of heritage, and graced by vistas.

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Thank Isern1952
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

Peace Peace Peace; old bells; not far from ND Highway 13; good graded road; pray for the memorialized souls and their families

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Thank alan p
Napoleon, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

I have actually enjoyed this stop several time. On a grassy knoll above the prairie, a shining statement of faith and family. The audio history of the site is educational and a secret I will share is that there is a geocache nearby. Pull the rope and ring the bells! Unique and lovely.

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Thank Carmen R
Bismarck, nd
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Just a nice quiet area in the country. I was impressed by the work put into making the Grotto and keeping the area up for visitors.

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Thank atlee2
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

It was a grassy day in April when we walked up the path to the Prairie Bells & Grotto of the Holy Family, but that did not dim our appreciation of the site. German-Russian Country is a holy landscape studded with statements of faith--this one by the venerable Vetter family. We didn't know what to expect when we pushed the... More 

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Thank Isern1952
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

My children ages 3, 6, 9, 13 & 14 and myself all enjoyed this little jewel in the middle of nowhere. I was pleasantly surprised. The family that took the time to make this grotto did a fabulous job. The children all enjoyed pulling on all the different ropes to make all the different sized bells ring. It makes you... More 

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