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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.
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
§ 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
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