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Cross at the Crossroads, Effingham

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The Cross at the Crossroads, known as The Cross to locals, is a 198-foot (60 m) tall cross in Effingham, Illinois. It was built in 2001 after its creator was inspired by a similar cross in Groom, Texas.
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  • Cool sight. It truly catches your attention driving down the road. You see it from way far away in in all directions. It’s huge a special thing to see traveling. 
    Cool sight. It truly catches your attention driving down the road. You see it from way far away in in all directions. It’s huge a special thing to see traveling.  more »
  • I never knew that there was an an actual park here. I thought it was just a cross that you saw while driving by on the interstate. Unfortunately, the museum part was closed when we stopped in... 
    I never knew that there was an an actual park here. I thought it was just a cross that you saw while driving by on the interstate. Unfortunately, the museum part was closed when we stopped in...  more »
  • As far as a structure this is very impressive. I like it as a structure- work of art. Wr saw it from the highway and it’s very impressive. If we had more time I would of liked to see the park as... 
    As far as a structure this is very impressive. I like it as a structure- work of art. Wr saw it from the highway and it’s very impressive. If we had more time I would of liked to see the park as...  more »
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  • Very cool place to go. I can't wait till they finish the rest of the area around the Cross. We weren't able to go into the shop that is there because it was closed. It was definitely a cool thing to see.
  • Cross is big and nice to click some picks, But thats it nothing else to do nearby. Still good stop for picks
  • I stop everytime I go through Effingham when I'm traveling. I do a lot of praying for a better world for everyone. Life is hard enough on us and we need go care for each other.
  • Visited here a few years ago. The cross is gigantic. The 10 commandments are on the ground surrounding the cross. It can be seen from miles away on the highway. Lots of open space, great roadside attraction. Peaceful as well. Worth a visit! Instagram: nukeyhov YouTube: nukeyhov
  • All the buttons around the cross were broken, so when I brought my friend there to run around and press all the buttons at the same time we weren't able to :( the cross is a fun like 5 minute visit for pictures, but also, the fact that we're in 2022 and there's a giant cross standing over an entire city is a littttttle sus if you ask me

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