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 Glastonbury; England’s Lindisfarne; England’s York Minster; England’s Whitby Abbey; Ephesus in Turkey; Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany; Florida’s St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine; 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 Holy Wisdom Monastery; 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: Ancient Ohio Trail; 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; Hawai’i’s Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, 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 Chaco Canyon; 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 Ohio Trail; Ancient Sites in Rome; England’s Avebury Stone Circles; England’s West Kennet Long Barrow; 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, Stonehenge; Viking Trail in Canada (L’Anse aux Meadows)
Music, Literary & Philosophical Pilgrimages: Anne of Green Gables Tour of Prince Edward Island; 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; England’s Glastonbury; 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 and Funeral Museums: Iowa Funeral Museum; Iowa’s Ruth Anne Dodge Memorial; Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery; 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 Soul of the Family Tree, Near the Exit and Holy Rover. Her website Spiritual Travels features holy sites around the world.