This shrine, also called the Mothers' Shrine, is located in Laurie, Missouri, about thirty minutes west of the Lake of the Ozarks. Take Horseshoe Bend in Lake Ozark across the toll bridge ($3 in season, $2 out of season), west to Laurie, Missouri.
We visited the week after July 4, 2014. The statue was not rotating at the time...broke? just not on? I don't know.
The statue is 14 feet tall...and a fresh look at Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The statue is named "Mary, Mother of the Church." It is sculpted out of stainless steel. The surroundings, including water and fountain features, are set in a natural amphitheater. Names of mothers of all faiths are engraved in the base of the statue.
Also on the grounds is a chapel, stations of the cross, commandments and beatitudes, and a small gift shop.
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