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The view is worth the drive. The roads are a little narrow but fine if you are careful. It is so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
A must see

Although the leaves were just beginning to change, we especially enjoyed the view of the cross from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ridgway, United States
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3630 Bald Knob Road, Alto Pass, IL 62905
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The view is worth the drive. The roads are a little narrow but fine if you are careful. It is so peaceful. It was the perfect time of the year to visit, the leaves were changing and the weather was perfect.

Thank Cldwyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the leaves were just beginning to change, we especially enjoyed the view of the cross from a high road to the north. It’s a moving site to see among the hills and trees.

Thank V8135SSsharons
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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 23 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
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8 September 2017|
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.
8 September 2017|
Response from Mickey4761 | Reviewed this property |
I Think it was 1963