The Grotto The Grotto The site began development in 1924 and has expand to cover 62 acres. It is a Catholic spiritual center open to all visitors. Main entry sign on Sandy Blvd. Large Parking lot but when they do the Christmas lights it will be filled. You walk past the gift shop to get to The Grotto. Bookstore and Gift Shop. Picnic area at The Grotto. Map showing layout of the place. It was not to scale. Stairway up to the trails A welcoming figure. Sign to the Stations of the Cross bronze reliefs. Pathway through the station of the cross area. Station of the cross bronze relief. One of the station of the cross bronze relief. On of many religious statues on the grounds. Walk way to the visitor center. A sign to let you know you have reached the The Grotto of the Our Sorrowful Mother. In a natural rock face they hollowed at a little cave and put some statues in it. Closer view. It is set up for having large outdoor church services. Close up of inside of Grotto and statues. Candles are sold in the gift shop. Grotto’s Chapel of Mary. Inside the Grotto’s Chapel of Mary. Visitor Center at The Grotto. Lots of space inside of the visitor center but not much to see. Photographs showing the evolution of the location since 1924. Info panel inside of the visitor center. Elevator tower to the upper level. You need a lot more faith then I have to climb in that.