My family and I recently spent time with my father-in-law and his wife in Wisconsin Rapids. They took us to an unusual place just outside of Rapids called the Rudolph Grotto Gardens (located in Rudolph, Wisconsin, of course). Every shrine and formation was hand built. The first one was started in 1927 by Father Wagner because of a promise he made to Mary. By 1928, a 12-year old boy by the name of Edmund Rybicki joined Father Rudolph and together they completed most of the shrines. It wasn’t until 1983 that the Grotto was completed. Today the Grotto is run by volunteers. To learn more about its history check out their website at The Rudolph Grotto Gardens.