3.7
13 votes

The Cross Garden

1415 Indian Hills Rd, Prattville, Alabama 36067 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Sun 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Public
    Restrooms
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This is one of those super creepy places that are just kinda there. You won’t get any backstory on who built it when you visit, which adds to the mystery. It’s more of a "stop and grab a super interesting picture" kind of place. It's not really being kept up, so it’s hard to say what it’ll look like when you visit, it could be trashed or recently fixed up or just weather-worn when you get there. But it’s a proper Deep South Bible Belt photo op. This kind of thing is really interesting to Europeans especially.

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Reviewed by
nicolebentley83

  • 4 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
September 30, 2015
Rated 5.0

Definitely worth the visit. The property is covered in signage and the whole place gives a scary vibe, as though you are about to find yourself in the middle of a horror movie.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jillkteach

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 26, 2021

We went to see the cross garden because there were so many high reviews on Roadtrippers. I can’t understand why. It’s really just what the picture shows: Old air conditioners and scraps of metal with spray paint on them.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Douglas Palmeri

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 15, 2018

Just visited August 2018 - apparently most of the area was bulldozed recently. The back building still remains s with a few odd the makeshift crosses but not to the extent as shown on the website. If in the area maybe worth a visit, but if not nearby I wouldn't spend the time to visit.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Fonz

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 10, 2014

I stopped here while cruising through the area. It gives you an eerie feeling, especially the little shack "The church of god, jesus and the holy ghost". However, it is worth the visit, at least I think so. There's really not much to see size-wise but enough to see what goes on in some people's minds. It was an awesome way to spend an hour going thru the place and taking pics.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
roadtripper7319461

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
November 18, 2021

We have renamed this the Hell, Fire, and Damnation Appliance Garden.

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Reviewed by
roadtripper176178

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 10, 2021

definitely do not waste your time.

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Reviewed by
danwilzerz

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 01, 2021
Rated 5.0

Out of the way off the interstate but worth the drive. Someone should use the property in a horror movie.

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Reviewed by
paigemckennarichmond

  • 11 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 12, 2020
Rated 5.0

It's quirky, strange, and worth a stop. It's a little bit off the interstate but worth the drive because it's not something you're going to see again. I agree that it give off major horror movie vibes but only in the quiet creepy kinda way!

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Reviewed by
rrvest

  • 12 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 03, 2016
Rated 3.0

Creepy, an oxymoron, worth one visit, but the only time to return would be Halloween. To grasp the intention, one needs to understand the time period.

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Reviewed by
Caroline

  • 15 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0

You have to stop here! It gives you a vibe like no other. Go to both sides of the street. Every little noise or movement you sense will creep you out a little bit. The small shack has a weird little hole that says "donations or prayer requests". I found it quite eerie and thought someone might be watching me from the hole. While walking on the side where his house was, we thought we saw someone run into the house, maybe we were psyching ourselves out, but we left quickly after that. We saw three local young boys riding their bike to visit, I cannot imagine the fun people have at night around here. It reminded me on Berry Hill Bridge, near the North Carolina/Virginia State line back at home.

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The Cross Garden

1415 Indian Hills Rd
Prattville, Alabama
36067 USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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