Paul and Matilda Wegner, immigrants from Germany, were so deeply impressed by the Dickeyville Grotto that they decided to create their own installations. From the late 1920s to mid-30s, they decorated the yard of the farm with wondrous creations – an enormous wedding cake, a replica of the ocean liner Bremen, a small chapel and shrine to peace, plus many whimsical animals. The Kohler Foundation purchased the grotto in the family in the 1980s to preserve it. Stop by this peaceful, funky spot.  Just don’t lean on the glass railings, they’re as sharp as the day they were built.

Wegner Grotto
6025 Hwy 71
Cataract, WI

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