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Holy Family Shrine

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Address: 23132 Pflug Rd, Gretna, NE 68028-6627
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+1 402-332-4565

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The church, welcome center, and surrounding areas are calming and peaceful. The volunteers at the center are gracious and helpful. They offer beautiful, religious items in their... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sioux City, Iowa
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Sioux City, Iowa
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church, welcome center, and surrounding areas are calming and peaceful. The volunteers at the center are gracious and helpful. They offer beautiful, religious items in their gift shop. The view from the church is amazing. You can see it from Interstate 80. I am so glad I stopped!

Thank Loves2teach123
Chanute, Kansas
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A very restful, spiritual experience. it was wonderful to see young families, couples and seniors while visiting. The chapel with the Holy Family etched in glass,Stations of the Cross, and peaceful simplicity, is a take time to stop. You do have 1.3 miles of dirt road which was easy driving.

1 Thank vehughes
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140 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I am not catholic, but appreciate the spirit I feel when I am in holy places. The structure is beautiful and the grounds are so peaceful even being so close to the freeway. It took us a year to go see this (not sure why) but it's a nice little stop right off the freeway. I love the meaning behind... More 

1 Thank Jennifer P
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Absolutely beautiful landscaping. Plenty of places to sit in nature. The shrine itself is peaceful, cooled/heated. So beautiful!

Thank krandle
Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

MUST SEE - amazing experience - soooo peaceful - allocate the 2 - 3 hours where you can take in the entire location ... If I am in the area again on first things to do !

Thank Itismedallas
Lester Prairie, Minnesota
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50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Found this place on way back to Omaha. Remarkable construction. Beautiful story of several people called to build. Serene prairie grass, gentle breezes, flowers, thoughts of the Divine Holy Family. Then the alarming and brain splitting sonic attack of the hell spawn know as cicada.. Love this shrine.. A must stop for all.

Thank Craig M
Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The Shrine exceeded my expectations. The babbling brook that flows beneath the rock, gorgeous foliage and peaceful setting was incredible. Volunteers were friendly and the step by step explanation of it's conception on the wall is nothing short of a miracle.

Thank Flower141
Northfield, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

A gorgeous church! Not far outside Omaha, and just a beautiful setting. Worth the drive - bonus if you are Catholic! I'm not Catholic, but I guess their weekly mass is Saturday. Closes early (5?), so plan it after a day at the Safari Zoo.

Thank wow8kids
Saint Joseph, United States
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173 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you're passing by Gretna, Nebraska on Interstate 80, do yourself a favor and stop in to this oasis of peace. No matter your faith, or lack thereof, you'll find something to appreciate here, even if it's just the architecture, the beauty of the natural surroundings, or the butterflies. We stopped here on a recent family road trip and were... More 

1 Thank Tim D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This shrine can be seen from the freeway, but it's worth stopping to see up close. There's a beautiful garden pathway from the parking lot. We saw it at dusk, which made for some really beautiful pictures.

Thank Chaaluna

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