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Crystal Shrine Grotto

Open Now: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Neat place to stop in and see on the way into Memphis

I know it's weird to say something in the middle of a cemetery is a "neat place to stop", but it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This is an unadvertised attraction that is a hidden gem. Heard of it by word of mouth. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Garry M
Orillia, Canada
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The Crystal Shrine Grotto is located in the center of Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. It serves as the beating heart of the park and reminds those who visit that death is not the end. Those who enter the confines of the 60 foot deep...more
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5668 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3839
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This “ attraction” is contained in the middle of a cemetery. It is a man-made grotto with dioramas depicting biblical events. They once considered showing movies here, which was quickly nixed. Treating a cemetery like a park used to be the norm back in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know it's weird to say something in the middle of a cemetery is a "neat place to stop", but it really is. This quirky spot is really cool to see and is beautiful. You won't feel like you are "intruding" on the cemetery during...More

Thank Bflotara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an unadvertised attraction that is a hidden gem. Heard of it by word of mouth. Very interesting and calming experience. Recommend this spot when in the area.

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We were just looking for something to use up some extra time. We had an unbelievable experience! Basis design was done in 1936 about the story of Christ. Needs to be on "must visit" place list.all in crystal

Thank larrysT6063UM
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is located inside the Memorial Park Cemetery. We made a last minute decision to check it out before we left town. My elderly mother was with us and is very religious so she really enjoyed the scenes depicting the events in the life of...More

Thank vinfan29
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This place was a highlight of the Memphis trip. I'm not religious, but do love beautiful places so we decided to check it out. It is so pretty! And perfectly creepy in the best ways. The shrines are interesting to look at, but some of...More

Thank Jy K
Jennifer R, Manager at Crystal Shrine Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. It sounds like you got a lot out of it and your review provides an interesting perspective! The shrine was actually built in 1935 by Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriguez, and is a top visitor attraction for many reasons.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

This Gratto is located in the Memorial Park Cemetery. It is free to visit. The crystals are beautiful. It is a peaceful way to spend some time and to just relax.

Thank joy m
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Man made grotto/cave in the heart of a cemetery. Crystal rock covers the interior with displays of the life of Jesus. Not crowded at all, we went on a summer Saturday and only a few other visitors were there.

Thank carym357
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My husband, children and I stopped by here on our way through Memphis. So glad we did, it was gorgeous, my children loved walking through the caves and exploring outside. Great place for a quick break.

Thank Chrissy S
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Outside was pretty, had places to sit and relax, pond was filled with Koi. Inside was a bit dated and dusty. Okay for a quick look.

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Kevin C
1 July 2018|
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Response from Kristen A | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t really a parking area, but you could park on the side. It only really took us maybe 20 minutes tops to look at everything.
Marina F
3 June 2018|
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Response from phoenbix2b | Reviewed this property |
the actual grounds are driveable, you can stop right outside the shrine
29 April 2018|
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Response from Jennifer R | Property representative |
The tour is a great way to get more information on the Grotto, but you are welcome any time -- no tour required.