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I think it was reading the stories of the Cross' creation (the funding process and original work... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbi H
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Hope , trust , love and charity

The views are truly spectacular from the hill and the drive is ever so green and verdant. The... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
duag27
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it was reading the stories of the Cross' creation (the funding process and original work) etc that made it so amazing in addition to the striking size. Definitely go inside the gift shop and read the poster panels of the story.

Thank Debbi H
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The views are truly spectacular from the hill and the drive is ever so green and verdant. The Cross itself is magnificent and soothing.

Thank duag27
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

After a full day of fun at water park decided to stop to see the cross, since the kids had never been there. They weren't only amazed by the huge cross and scenery. The hummingbirds were amazing! There were several! Great gift shop also. Kids...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Uplifting and spiritual experience. Beautiful views and a relaxing place to visit. Narrow rock road to get up to the cross, but a wonderful experience once you're there.

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 6 July 2018

§ Took 2-3 photos of the cross from the car in the parking lot before being approached by an employee. Our (running) vehicle was one of only two in the entire lot, but he was apparently concerned about everyone parking 'just so' for folks coming...More

1  Thank ctc10s
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We drove by and stopped here. There is a museum with a video that tells the story of this cross. A must see.

1  Thank lisamO6424PE
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Thank you, Trip Advisor. What a wonderful tribute. Excellent presentation of the history and the host was an absolute wealth of information.

1  Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Thunder and lightning that day. What a sight! Hope, Charity, Peace, and Faith are inscribed at the base of the cross. The view is perfect.

1  Thank JT E
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This was well worth the drive! I was coming from Giant City State Park, so it was about a 35 minute drive. Not bad. The drive there, through the Illinois Ozarks, was beautiful. Once you get to the cross, the 360 degree view is amazing....More

1  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I love coming here. I love the ride up to the cross as well. This is definitely worth the ride/drive.

1  Thank destinyg79
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whynow62
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
The property was privately owned and for the most part the cross privately funded. The property owners decided to put it there.
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whynow62
8 September 2017|
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I Think it was 1963
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