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Cross In The Woods National Shrine

7078 W M 68 Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9472
+1 231-238-8973
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on the long drive up I75. The evening was crisp and cool and the steps leading to the cross itself... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul N
A Place To Reflect . . .

When you arrive at parking lot, you will find it to be a short stroll to the huge Cross In The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert C
Indian River, Michigan
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7078 W M 68 Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9472
+1 231-238-8973
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Reviewed 1 week ago

on the long drive up I75. The evening was crisp and cool and the steps leading to the cross itself were for the faithful. The are many memorials for those who have past and we found the visit to be a very peaceful one. Regardless...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you arrive at parking lot, you will find it to be a short stroll to the huge Cross In The Woods pictured above. Around you as you walk are various stations of peace and reflection, but I do not want to over-think my review...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sight of this cross will leave you in awe! Just being in the presence of this majestic masterpiece is amazing! It is truly a magnificent work of art! A little off the main interstate, but well worth seeing!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is not bad to see if you are in the area. I personally would not drive a great distance to view it. There is a gift shop and a large display of nun's outfits. That was kind of interesting as I did not...More

Thank buktrvlr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the mass at the Church at 10 AM. The church was very spacious with many pews for comfortable seating. From the Church, we could see the giant Cross behind it. After the mass, we visited the place where this giant cross is footed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to mass there and it was just beautiful to look out the huge windows in the church and see the cross

Thank Kat19582014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice stop. Beautiful area with plenty of parking, a museum (nuns), and we were able to attend mass (Saturday, 4:30).

Thank K_J-Traveling
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking!!! Worth stopping to see! Beautiful wooded area. Loved it. A beautiful sunny day. The Cross was so huge.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times and each time it touches spiritually. We had difficulties trying to find the bricks with our two fathers and my brother. We learned that just out side of the down stairs chapel is a room containing the names. Found...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful and spiritual place. I had goosebumps the entire time. I would love to attend a service outside someday. The cross is absolutely beautiful and I loved that you could walk all the way up to it. The gardens and statues surrounding are...More

Thank TanT80
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5 April 2015|
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Response from Kathy T | Reviewed this property |
The cross is 55 feet high above the mound and 77 feet from the ground. It has a 22 foot crossbeam. The beam is 30 inches square. The cross weighs 14 tons and was cut from one giant redwood from Oregon. It was erected in... More
5 April 2015|
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Response from NancyKay | Reviewed this property |
It is 55 feet tall and 22 feet wide