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Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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A seemingly open-air chapel in the midst of a forest, Thorncrown Chapel is actually made of organic materials yet glass-enclosed and air-conditioned. The chapel is considered to be a significant influence in the field of architecture. The structure was designed so that each ray of light and change of weather makes the building appear different at every moment. Voluntary donations are accepted. For Thorncrown Chapel and beyond, use our Eureka Springs trip maker to get the most from your Eureka Springs vacation.
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  • As part of our bus tour we stopped here to view the chapel. The design is stunning and a thrill to behold. 
    As part of our bus tour we stopped here to view the chapel. The design is stunning and a thrill to behold.  more »
  • We were intrigued by Thorncrown Chapel, so we decided to visit; and we were glad we did. It's located in a beautiful setting, surrounded by trees. The trees were in full fall color when we visited.....  more
    We were intrigued by Thorncrown Chapel, so we decided to visit; and we were glad we did. It's located in a beautiful setting, surrounded by trees. The trees were in full fall color when we visited.....  more »
  • Why only 4 stars? For me visiting a church/chapel should be a serene experience. I would highly recommend they do away with the canned music. It's not that I don't like hymns, but it really got in... 
    Why only 4 stars? For me visiting a church/chapel should be a serene experience. I would highly recommend they do away with the canned music. It's not that I don't like hymns, but it really got in...  more »
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  • So lovely!! I don't think I took enough photos and I definitely would love to go again. Perfect place for wedding, engagement or anniversary photos! Anyone who loves photography and old chapels would LOVE this place. My kids and husband enjoyed it as much as I did. I look forward to visiting again when vacationing in Arkansas.
  • Very beautiful chapel that’s completely worth a stop. Gorgeous views and stunning architecture. It’s so pleasant and delightful. You can bring the whole family, sit inside or browse around. It’s free, which makes it even more of a treat to enjoy!
  • What a lovely little chapel! The construction is beautiful as is the setting. This is a very peaceful spot to simply sit and be. This was our main motivation for driving down from Branson and we didn't regret it. It was a bit crowded when we went and a large charter bus full of people was pulling in as we were leaving. So glad others get to enjoy this spot but I didn't feel like I could fully explore. There's always next time!
  • Absolutely beautiful place. Very calm and relaxing. The chapel itself has an interesting story behind it. The scenery is beautiful. If you’re in the area I highly recommend visiting.
  • Thorncrown Chapel is a MUST SEE in Eureka Springs. The serene feeling inside the chapel is surreal! Beautiful views and plenty of parking. We brought our dog and took turns going inside. Free to go inside but they take donations. You can also get married there...stunning!

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