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.
Christian: Amish Country of Northern Indiana; On Barbados, Tours Explore Slavery History; 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; Christian Sites in Egypt (including St. Catherine’s Monastery and Coptic Cairo Sites); England’s Lindisfarne; England’s York Minster; England’s Whitby Abbey; 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; Ireland’s Glendalough; 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; Latter-Day Saints Sites in New York; 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; Missouri’s Community of Christ Temple; National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Illinois; New Harmony, Indiana; New York’s Abbey of the Genesee; 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; Scotland’s Iona; 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); Vatican Necropolis Tour; Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica; Vienna’s Most Beautiful Churches: Karlskirche & Holy Trinity; 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 Center in Louisville, Kentucky; Gyeongju, South Korea; Indiana’s Tibetan Buddhist Temple; Iowa’s Ryumonji Zen Monastery; Japanese Tea Ceremony; Spiritual Sites in Kyoto, Japan; Sedona’s Amitabha Stupa; Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado; Seeing the Dalai Lama in Person; Wisconsin’s Deer Park Buddhist Center (including Meaning of Tibetan Prayer Flags)
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; Fremont Petroglyphs in Utah; Ganondagan and the Iroquois White Corn Project; Icelandic Pilgrimage; Maori Tourism in New Zealand; 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; Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota; Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Spiritual Traditions of Michigan’s Mackinac Island; Wounded Knee Museum in Wall, Wyoming’s Medicine Wheel
Ancient Traditions: Ancient Sites in Rome; Cruising the Nile River (including Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, On Board a Nile Cruise, and the Temple of Philae); ; Carnuntum Roman Archeology Park in Austria; Icelandic Pilgrimage; Machu Picchu; Mayan Sites in Mexico & Guatemala; Mexico City’s Templo Mayor; Mexico’s Teotihuacan; Mt. Fuji, Japan; Maori Tourism in New Zealand, Viking Trail in Canada (L’Anse aux Meadows)
Music, Literary & Philosophical Pilgrimages: Cornell University’s Sage Chapel: A Temple to Learning; Colombia Music & Culture Tour; Icelandic Pilgrimage; Surf Ballroom and Buddy Holly Plane Crash Site in Clear Lake, Iowa; Symphony in the Flint Hills; 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; Maori Tourism in New Zealand; 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
Destination Cemeteries: Iowa’s Ruth Anne Dodge Memorial; Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts; Terlingua Cemetery in Texas; Vatican Necropolis; Vienna’s Central Cemetery & Funeral Museum; Wisconsin’s Forest Home
Spirituality and Art: Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art
Spirituality and Food: A Vatican Tour for Foodies
Retreat Centers: Retreat Centers in the U.S.
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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.