✝️ 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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Cross at the Crossroads — The World's Largest Cross, 1900 Pike Ave, Effingham, IL

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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.

 

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

 

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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.