Author Lori Erickson invites you to learn about spiritual sites around the world by clicking on the destinations or regions below. You can also use the search box in the upper right corner of the page.
Christian: Amish Country of Northern Indiana; Barbados Historical Tour; Belgium’s Shrine to Father Damien; Black Angel of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Bruges, Belgium; Celtic Christian Sites in Ireland and Great Britain; New Mexico’s Center for Action and Contemplation; Chimayo, New Mexico, Healing Shrine; Christian Pilgrimage Sites Around the World; Cornell University’s Sage Chapel; Dubuque’s Tiffany Windows; Egyptian Christian Sites; Ephesus in Turkey; Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany; Germany’s Hildegard of Bingen Sites; Germany: Pilgrimage Sites Along the Rhine River; Germany: St. Apollinaris Church in Remagen; Grand Beguinage of Leuven, Belgium; Icelandic Pilgrimage; Indiana’s Saint Meinrad Archabbey; Iowa’s Grotto of the Redemption; Iowa’s New Melleray Abbey; Israel (including Bethlehem, Masada National Park, Capernaum, Nazareth, Dead Sea, and Galilee and the Jordan River; Jerusalem: The Holy City (including Church of the Holy Sepulchre, The Mount of Olives, Israel Museum & The Shrine of the Book, St. George’s Cathedral & Garden Tomb, and Jerusalem History); Kentucky’s Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill; Lake of the Ozark’s National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church; Latter-Day Saints Landmarks in Independence, Missouri; Lourdes, France; Martin Luther Sites in Germany; Mexico City’s Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe; Michigan’s Bay View Association; Michigan’s National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods; Milwaukee’s St. Joan of Arc Chapel; Milwaukee’s Basilica of Saint Josaphat; Missouri’s National Churchill Museum and Church of St. Mary the Virgin; National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Illinois; New Harmony, Indiana; New York’s Abbey of the Genesee; New York’s Mormon sites near Palmyra; North Carolina’s Ben Long Frescoes; Northern Ireland: In the Footsteps of St. Patrick; Salem, Massachusetts; Saints Center for Culture and the Arts in Stuart, Iowa; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Sedona’s Chapel of the Holy Cross; South Dakota’s Stavkirke; St. Anne’s Shrine in Wisconsin; St. Louis Churches; Taizé Community in France; Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah; Thomas Merton Tour in Kentucky; Turkey’s Holy Sites (including Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary, and Pergamum); Vienna’s Most Beautiful Churches: Karlskirche & Holy Trinity; Whitby, England; With the Mennonites (and the Eisenhowers) in Kansas; Wisconsin’s Sinsinawa Mound; Wisconsin’s Dickeyville Grotto; Wisconsin’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine; Wisconsin’s St. Isaac of Syria Skete; Zaragoza, Spain: Our Lady of Pilar
Buddhist: Beomeosa Temple, South Korea; Drepung Gomang Tibetan Buddhist Institute in Louisville, Kentucky; Gyeongju, South Korea; Iowa’s Ryumonji Zen Monastery; Japanese Tea Ceremony; Kyoto, Japan; Sedona’s Amitabha Stupa; Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado; Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center/Kumbum Temple in Bloomington, Indiana; Seeing the Dalai Lama in Person; Wisconsin’s Deer Park Buddhist Center
Hinduism: Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa
Native American/First Nations/Indigenous Traditions: Aztec History at Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology; Albuquerque’s Gathering of Nations Pow Wow; Badlands National Park in South Dakota; Bear Butte in South Dakota; Cahokia Mounds in Illinois; Chimney Rock National Monument in Colorado; Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota; Devils Tower in Wyoming; Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa; Ganondagan and the Iroquois White Corn Project; Mayan Sites in Mexico & Guatemala; Mesa Verde Region in Colorado; Mexico City’s Templo Mayor; Mexico’s Teotihuacan; New Mexico’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Acoma Pueblo; Michigan’s Mackinac Island; Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota; Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Wounded Knee Museum in Wall, Wyoming’s Medicine Wheel
Ancient Traditions: Egyptian Ancient Sites; Exploring Ancient History in Rome; Icelandic Pilgrimage; Machu Picchu; Mayan Sites in Mexico & Guatemala; Mexico City’s Templo Mayor; Mexico’s Teotihuacan; Mt. Fuji, Japan; Maori Culture in New Zealand, Viking Trail in Canada (L’Anse aux Meadows); With the God Mithras at Austria’s Carnuntum Roman Museum
Music, Literary & Philosophical Pilgrimages: Colombia Reborn; Icelandic Pilgrimage; Surf Ballroom and Buddy Holly Plane Crash Site in Clear Lake, Iowa; The Transcendentalist Trail in Concord, Massachusetts, Vienna’s Central Cemetery; Viking Trail in Canada (L’Anse aux Meadows);
Spiritual Experiences in Nature: Badlands National Park: Fierce Beauty; Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado; DeVoto Memorial Cedar Grove in Idaho; Icelandic Pilgrimage; Iowa City’s Harvest Preserve and Sacred Stone Circle; Symphony in the Flint Hills of Kansas: the Spirituality of Music; Utah’s Canyonlands Region (including Fremont Petroglyphs); Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Mississippi; Wolf-Watching in Yellowstone National Park
New Age, Off-Beat and Quirky Destinations: Crestone, Colorado; Ghost Hunting at Waverly Hills in Louisville, Kentucky; Gothic Milwaukee Ghost Tours in Wisconsin; Icelandic Pilgrimage; Iowa’s Freedom Rocks; Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence, Missouri; The New Age Capital of Sedona, Arizona, Vienna’s Central Cemetery and Funeral Museum
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Lori Erickson is one of America’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She’s the author of the Near the Exit: Travels With the Not-So-Grim Reaper and Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God. Her website Spiritual Travels features holy sites around the world.