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Cross at the Crossroads

1900 Pike Ave, Effingham, IL 62401
+1 217-347-2846
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So inspirational!

As you're driving down the interstate you can see the cross appear & the awesomeness begins. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jodi H
via mobile

This is America's largest cross. This is fun to see and was an awesome experience. Easy access off... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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1900 Pike Ave, Effingham, IL 62401
+1 217-347-2846
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you're driving down the interstate you can see the cross appear & the awesomeness begins. It's easy to access from the interstate. It's the world's largest cross. There's a visitor center that has a short film that tells all about the cross & the...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is America's largest cross. This is fun to see and was an awesome experience. Easy access off the highway. Highly recommend!

Thank janej4747
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool. It was kinda awesome. Right next to the highway and you can see it from a long way off.

Thank BaronFoer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful display to make a quick stop and see, won't be disappointed with the stop. Easily accessed from two interstates.

Thank Jerry V
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful spot to worship and teach our children about the Lord while we were away from our home church.

Thank DevilHawks
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My hometown is Groom, TX which has a large cross. It inspired this one. They are very similar, except the one in Effingham is taller. It is nice to see these along major interstates. There are enough XXX rated things along any route. There are...More

1  Thank gary19522017
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Cross is a must to see if you are passing through or live around the area. Just to be beside it and see the size of it is exciting. Go around the cross and read the information on each plate.Then go inside and see...More

Thank shall3957
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We passed it on the highway. It was an interesting "Wow! Look at that!" moment. We're both Christians but felt no inclination to go investigate further. It's pretty. It's big. It's well kept and I smiled that it likely drives the intolerant Atheists types crazy...More

Thank DKVB
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It is huge. Definitely hard to miss. And as far as roadside attractions go, in my opinion, it is iconic. Personally, I don't feel it is worth stopping unless your journey also requires you to get off the highway. However, for those that would be...More

Thank kevc56
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It is impressive, but personally I think money could have been better spent for children activities , playgrounds, roller board activity's , no offense meant , just seems more could have been done for the children in Effingham area

Thank Sandy G
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13 November 2016|
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Response from Joanne T | Reviewed this property |
The Welcome Center at The Cross is open from 10am to 4pm November to April; 10am to 7pm May to October.
25 September 2016|
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Response from Fred K | Reviewed this property |
No food at the cross but plenty in close vicinity .
14 May 2016|
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Response from Ogletreez | Reviewed this property |
I did not buy anything.