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Cross In The Woods National Shrine

7078 W M 68 Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9472
+1 231-238-8973
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Beautiful Setting

This is a very peaceful venue and very impressive. The story behind this Cross is in the pamphlet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taneytown, Maryland

I visit the Cross in the Woods every time I'm in the area. Lovely to see and very peaceful. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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7078 W M 68 Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9472
+1 231-238-8973
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very peaceful venue and very impressive. The story behind this Cross is in the pamphlet -- be sure to read it.

Thank 302marylandtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit the Cross in the Woods every time I'm in the area. Lovely to see and very peaceful. You get a "holy" feeling when you walk closer to the cross. I'm impressed with how well the grounds are maintained. Very lucky to have this...More

Thank MariaLynO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop in and see this place. Very beautiful. Just off the interstate. We are Catholic and enjoyed it very much. I would imagine non-Catholics would also enjoy this beautiful place. Doesn't take long to stop in and visit.

Thank MOTravelerken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We would love to come for mass on a summer day, but just visiting was wonderful. My kids enjoyed walking around and sing the different shrines and the stations of the cross.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to walk and meditate, and sit and view the immense crucifix. Unwind here before continuing on the next leg of your journey.

Thank Rusty555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Great place to pray and just spend time with God, Jesus and many of the saints.

Thank GManEagle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in the Northern Michigan area and saw the signs. We were so glad we stopped. We enjoyed the cross. The best was walking the 28 steps to the base of the cross and then look up at Jesus' face with the blue sky...More

Thank SmithFamilyof6
Reviewed 10 June 2017

It has been over 40 years since we visited the Cross in the Woods. Dont even remember what it was like back then since now they have church, gift shop, stations of the cross, sculptures of different saints.

Thank fredkat73
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Friends recommended Cross in the Woods and it was definitely with a visit. It was inspiring and very peaceful to spend a few minutes in that setting. It also has good gift shop and an interesting museum of dolls dressed in habits of religious orders...More

Thank Dewey S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Nice Stations of the cross walk. The cross is awesome! When you stand under the cross and look at Jesus, it is so moving. The museum is fantastic too!

Thank Amy M
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5 April 2015|
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Response from Kathy T | Reviewed this property |
The cross is 55 feet high above the mound and 77 feet from the ground. It has a 22 foot crossbeam. The beam is 30 inches square. The cross weighs 14 tons and was cut from one giant redwood from Oregon. It was erected in... More
5 April 2015|
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Response from NancyKay | Reviewed this property |
It is 55 feet tall and 22 feet wide