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Church has feel of peace and contemplation

Church is set on high bluff among the tall Nebraska grasses.It is clear glass and you can see the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Detour to the Shrine!

If you love architecture, you will love this shrine! It is just amazing and pictures do not do it... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Pammy B
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23132 Pflug Rd, Gretna, NE 68028-6627
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting backstory on how the Shrine was finally built, but the placards in the entry area are reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's contemplation's on The Prairie House a century before. There is an artful blend of nature, water, and wood to capture the spirit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Church is set on high bluff among the tall Nebraska grasses.It is clear glass and you can see the outside , clouds and sky.Lovely items in gift shop.Shrine has water feature with water flowing from inside fountain to outside to inside of church with small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marykins33
Reviewed 18 October 2018

If you love architecture, you will love this shrine! It is just amazing and pictures do not do it justice! Stop in and get a bit of history about the building and say a little prayer! The gardens are also beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pammy B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

So beautiful and peace full with a powerful message to go along.The "secret" entrance makes it even more impressive. The view is assume and must see to believe.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janete861
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is s hidden gem More than worth the stop. It is absolutely beautiful and the water flowing inside the chapel and along sidewalks is awesome. No admission only donations. Great place with an awesome story .

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I am a Catholic but didn’t know of this place, just happened to drive by on my way to Omaha and stopped by. I would love to be able to spend a whole day some time or attend a mass here. Absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve seen this in numerous magazines and curiosity got the best of me. We stopped in just prior to closing - I would have liked a little more time to walk around and we felt rushed. The shrine is beautiful. The walking paths were a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Hatcher08
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I'd seen this remarkable structure on several occasions when visiting family in Nebraska. It sits high on a hill overlooking a broad plain; the architecture grabs the attention. The short drive off the interstate to get to it was made longer the day we were...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Allison B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A rare feat of design -- beautiful & serene. Includes a small gift shop & displays telling how it came about. Very interesting. We have visited several times (last trip was actually about May 2016 but no date selection available.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Marie R
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Driven by a couple of times and had to go for a look. Glad we did,impressive architecture and learned a lot about the building.

Date of experience: May 2018
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The Shrine can be rented for some purposes such as meetings, but not for weddings.