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Cross In The Woods National Shrine

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Address: 7078 W M 68 Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9472
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A Quiet Stop

I stopped here while on a bike tour across the United States. It can be described as a quiet respite in a wooded environment. Found it to be very peaceful here.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here while on a bike tour across the United States. It can be described as a quiet respite in a wooded environment. Found it to be very peaceful here.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cross is magnificent and awe inspiring. It is a beautiful setting full of peace. It is great to go and see the beauty.

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Thank Sheaston5
Michigan Center, Michigan
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you're looking for a place to relax and meditate than I highly recommend Cross In The Woods. It is so beautiful that I have even traveled to there by myself. This location is around 200 miles from my home, but it is so beautiful, and worth the ride. I have been revisiting Cross in the for over 40 years!... More 

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Wellston, Michigan
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've visited here every time I'm in the area, and have even made a special trip to attend Mass. Makes me feel like a better person every time I come.

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Thank iluvmypons
Moorpark, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

A rare place of beauty with historical significance. Built by Father Brophy who was sent to Indian River to establish a parish and a Shrine. The good Priest was a close friend of my father and mother who travelled to Indian River to attend Christmas Mass the 1st year Fr. Brophy was there. My mother tells me a total of... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place to reflect! Cool place to visit! Nice sculpture. Nice park to visit. Very cool place if you are in the surroundings

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Thank Aldmar F
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely worth the visit..whether your Catholic or not an over whelming heart healing spiritual stop. You might think ha ! But it's very powerful place. Use to have stairs that went from the state park up here by those have been removed many years ago... Beautiful place ...

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

We recently spent a long weekend in Indian River. Having spent 3 weeks every summer at my grandfather's summer home for most of my childhood and teenage years, we went to mass on Sunday's at the outdoor or indoor facility of this church. It boasts the largest crucifix in the world. It is an awesome facility and scenic place to... More 

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Thank Tom Z
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, usa
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful location and awesome crucifix. Very inspirational and peaceful place. Nice overall facility with many shrines to pray at. And its FREE. Worth the trip.

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Indian River, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice and inspirational place to visit. Very scenic and reflective especially in the summer. Also very nice is the gift shop. I have bought items for gifts and for our home.

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