Amazing Miniature Structures-The Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama.

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Ave Maria Grotto, the four-acre park , located in Cullman of Alabama, includes 125 miniature reproductions of the most important  Catholic buildings, churches and shrines.

Also known as “Jerusalem in Miniature”,  this miniature fairyland was built by Joseph Zoettl (1878-1961), a Benedictine Monk and includes Noah’s Ark, the Tower of Babel, St. Peter’s, the Statue of Liberty and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Read More