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The Cross, Effingham

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  • Nice stop along your way. It can be seen from distance. Free, which is always a bonus. Information is available in the building on site. It's a short walk to the cross from the parking lot.  more »
  • We always feel blessed when we come up the road and see the huge cross looming over the interstate. It is such a beautiful sight in the sunlight, in the rain, in the snow, and at night. We are gratefu...  more »
  • No cost easy to get to, you can see it from the interstate going either direction. Take the south Effingham exit and head towards it.  more »
  • This cross, at the cost of megamillions, was built for 2 reasons - pride and arrogance, simply to be a couple of feet higher than a cross in Texas, from which they actually used the architect's plans. The stated reason, that ...''people driving by would be inspired and become a "Christian", is insulting. NOBODY will become a "Christian" by seeing this cross; more will be annoyed by the hubris, and waste of money. There isn't even a correlation or link to a "church" or organization to follow up with, if one wanted to find out more about Christianity. The millions to build this edifice of pride could have been used for the hungry, or any number of humanitarian efforts. For the organizers to say that the funds would not solve hunger, etc., is saying that anyone's efforts towards humanitarian causes are futile. If their intent, obviously false, was a "missionary effort", think of the number of missionaries they could have supported with those millions. For them to say that it cost less than a Super Bowl ad is so irrelevant to be ridiculous. Certainly they did not have millions "burning a hole in their pocket", and the only two choices were to build a cross or run a Super Bowl ad. I have to believe that saying ..."some people driving by will see it and become a Christian" is so naive that it would be insulting to even the most fundamental Christian. This is simply an edifice of pride and arrogance.
  • Christians of all denominations are welcomed here. nonChristians are also welcomed. Although the highway next to the Cross, it is still relaxing to walk the grounds and read the stones and the ten commandments that surround the Cross.
  • This enormous Cross is strategically placed at the intersection of I-70 and I-57. There's a nice garden underneath. If you're in the business of looking for gigantic crosses, there is a taller one in St. Augustine, Florida and a slightly shorter one in Groom, Texas off I-40.
  • It is really a cool thing to see when your driving by on the highway at night and it is all lit up.
  • This was amazing to see all lit up at night on a drive through on the freeway! On the way back, dense fog covered the top half in the day light but it was still a sight to see! I don't care how much it cost to build, everyone could use a little Jesus on the road!