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Effingham Cross

Illinois USA

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“world's largest cross!”

A 198-foot (60 m) steel cross erected by The Cross Foundation is located in Effingham. The Cross is made out of over 180 tonnes of steel and cost over $1 million. The Cross Foundation claims that the cross is the tallest in the United States standing at 198 feet, even though The Great Cross (260-foot (79 m)) in St. Augustine, Florida is believed to be the tallest freestanding cross in the world.

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Reviewed by
juliecfranklin

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 26, 2014

Awesome sight, nice change of scenery!

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Reviewed by
jh11746

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
May 27, 2014

I am sure that the $1,000,000 they spent would have fed a lot of hungry children in our country.
It was huge, but not the biggest as they claim.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
pinkpastor01

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 19, 2021
Rated 5.0

It is stunning! Reading the dimensions and seeing them are two different things! It’s massive and breath taking! Take the time to stop and see it - it’s worth it!!

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Reviewed by
campingroots

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 14, 2020
Rated 1.0

Ok

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Reviewed by
FromSea2ShiningSea

  • 376 Reviews
  • 23 Helpful
November 09, 2018
Rated 4.0

Drive past here when headed West. Always enjoy seeing a positive site from the car while traveling. Nice photo opp.

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Reviewed by
BonesJamesBones

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 05, 2018
Rated 3.0

"You simply can't miss it!"

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Reviewed by
renicab

  • 28 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
November 29, 2017

IT was a Bit dark when we arrived, and missed the gift shop. But although it was closed, we still had the opportunity to walk to the Cross, along the way "dont forget to look down" There are bible sayings, and names of lost ones.
It was drizzling a bit, but it did not stop us from walking around teh cross and hearing the bible stories.

So no matter what the time is, you should still make a quick stop to see.
It's lite up so no worries.
My son 9 and daughter 11 even enjoyed the stop.

:) Happy Trails

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Reviewed by
laura1171

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 06, 2016
Rated 5.0

Bravo! Our whole family enjoyed this - beautifully done. Inspirational. Pull off the highway and see it up close!

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Reviewed by
MikeCorless

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 04, 2016
Rated 3.0

Very big. But its "wow" factor was diminished as it was one of many large identically styled crosses we saw along I70, 35, & 40

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SamNutt

  • 1 Review
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December 21, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great stop! Really cool photo opportunity

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Effingham Cross

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