Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs

4.7
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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  • The grounds leading up to the Chapel were nice, but nothing can prepare you for the beauty once you spot the Chapel! Inside and outside, it is gorgeous!!!! You feel like you are in the most peaceful p...  more »
  • We had a very nice visit and felt inspired afterward. Amazing architecture and friendly staff. Quick and easy visit, would recommend to anyone visiting the area.  more »
  • This is such a beautiful and inspirational House of God set in a beautiful wooded area. It is simple yet complex. This time of year with the redbuds and dogwoods blooming was just a lovely setting for...  more »
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  • What a beautiful and peaceful location. I was able to take a few pictures to show. To drive in, it may seem like you are going on private property with a roaming guard dog sign. Once inside, it was comfortably warm when sitting in the extremely quiet pews. The windows were uncannily clean. The view was worth it. Such a delight.
  • The chapel looks very nice and is obviously well made. What made this a 4 star rating instead of 5 was the fact that you walk into the chapel and then you have to quietly sit there. There was no sermon or anything going on so it was kind of awkward. You also can’t stand up to take pictures. I don’t get it.
  • I absolutely loved Thorncrown Chapel. It exemplifies beauty in simplistic form and harmony with its natural surroundings. I truly found peace sitting there and admiring the beauty around me. I found it easier to spiritually connect with God in there than I do in some of the finest cathedrals with classical architecture. I think Thorncrown Chapel is one of the finest sights to see in Eureka Springs and quite possibly Arkansas itself. It's truly a gem set in the side of the hills. It's well worth stopping to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the chapel while admiring the beautiful feat of architecture--man and God's creation in perfect harmony.
  • Absolutely breathtaking! It has a wonderful story of love and inspiration. Great place to reflect and calm your soul!
  • It was beautiful, the environment was very peaceful. When we entered we were asked to be seated and were given a little informational pamphlet about the history of the chapel. We stayed for about 10 minutes and we took pictures on our way out
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