The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church is nestled in the center of the Lake of the Ozarks region on 60 acres along Missouri Route 5, between Versailles and Camdenton, Missouri. It is about 20 miles north of Camdenton and 17 miles west of U.S. Business Route 54 at Lake of the Ozarks.
Most visitors drive to the area. It is also possible to fly into airports in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, or Columbia, use the Amtrak train to Sedalia or Jefferson City, or use the Greyhound bus system. The Mothers' Shrine does not provide transportation services.
Know Before You Go
Outdoor Shrine: Open year-round, dawn to dusk
Chapel (Inside St. Patrick Catholic Church)
Tuesday through Friday: 8 am to 3 pm
Tuesday through Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
Gift Shop (March - December)
Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 3 pm
and after most weekend Masses
Closed on Holy Days and holidays
Holy Week: Open 10 am - 3 pm on Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
Closed on Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.