Cross at the Crossroads – The World’s Largest Cross in Effingham, Illinois
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Cross at the Crossroads – The World’s Largest Cross in Effingham, Illinois

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In honor of Christmas coming up next week I thought I’d feature a couple of blessed Midwestern roadside attractions. First up is a site most Illinoisans can recognize from (almost literally) a mile away: the Cross at the Crossroads – The World’s Largest Cross in Effingham, Illinois.

Cross at the Crossroads - The World's Largest Cross in Effingham, Illinois

This 198 foot Cross stands tall at the intersection of Interstates 57 & 70 in Effingham, Illinois. It truly is the “cross at the crossroads.” Built at this major road it’s estimated that 50,000 travelers see the cross each and every day.

Cross at the Crossroads - The World's Largest Cross in Effingham, Illinois

At the base of the cross are ten rock-shaped stone tablets that recite the Ten Commandments at the push of a button.

Ten Commandment tablets at the Cross at the Crossroads - The World's Largest Cross in Effingham, Illinois

Site: Cross at the Crossroads — The World’s Largest Cross
Location: 1900 Pike Ave, Effingham, IL (at the intersection of Interstates 57 & 70)
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: May 9, 2008

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown near Berwyn's car kabob, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val is currently traveling the world and blogs about her life, food, and travels on her <a href="http://www.choosingfigs.com">personal website</a>.

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Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.