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Cross at the Crossroads, Effingham

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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.  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...  more »
  • It's really big. I feel safe driving near it. Also great for protection against vampires. 🤣 When you see this highway symbol You'll be in awe that someone built this massively huge structure. My brother and I felt very satisfied driving by it.
  • Someone asked "How many hungry people could that have fed?" I checked, and it is not edible. Do NOT try to eat The Cross at the Crossroads - I learned that the hard way. Let me tell you. Someone stuck an old piece of gum on a bench nearby, and it is still had a lot of flavor left. 5 stars!

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