A shiny object near Niagara Falls, NY.
The impressive approach to the Basilica is down the Avenue of the Saints (over 130 life-size marble and bronze statues represent Saints from every race and walk of life) and around the serenity of the Rosary Pool.
Two flights of stairs, with 63 steps, lead to the top of the Dome, where, in graceful majesty, stands a huge statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue, carved from Vermont granite, is 13 feet high and weighs ten tons. From the top of the Dome, visitors can view the entire Shrine grounds and surrounding countryside.