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Smallest Church in the World

1146 little church road, Fort Atkinson, Iowa 52144 USA

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“only 14 feet by 20 feet”

World's smallest church built in 1885 is only 14 feet by 20 feet and seats just eight  people. St. Anthony of Padua Chapel , located SW of Festina. The tiny, privately owned chapel is open to the public at no cost during daylight hours. West of the chapel is original 1849 cabin, originally part of the Indian Agency.

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Reviewed by
Megan Bannister

  • Road Warrior
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August 19, 2016
Rated 3.0

While it may not actually be the world's smallest church, the St. Anthony of Padua Chapel is a sweet stop if you're in the area. Fun fact: You can see a functioning clock replica of the chapel at the Bily Clock Museum in nearby Spillville.

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Misty

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  • 11 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 12, 2014

A little off the beaten path, but something to see.

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BeccadOOne

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 20, 2021
Rated 5.0

In the middle of nowhere…scattered farms but nothing else around…which made this such a peaceful, unique stop. So glad I made this a stop on my weekend road trip!

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Smallest Church in the World

1146 little church road
Fort Atkinson, Iowa
52144 USA

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