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Here’s Why You Need to See the Giant Cross in Groom Texas Texas

After filling up your tank in Amarillo, TX, on your way to Oklahoma, you may need to stretch your legs a bit. And there is not better place than Groom, Texas. The I-40 will take you on a long trip with the horizon at eye level. Then suddenly as if out of nowhere, a giant cross will appear! It is the Cross of Our Lord right off the interstate, the largest cross in the whole United States!

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Flickr User: cgpgrey

Visible from 20 miles away, this 190 foot tall cross will be the first thing you’ll see. And if that isn’t enough, once you arrive , you’ll experience so much more. Statues of the Passion of Christ play out in order up to the point of the three crosses on the hill where Jesus was crucified. Each statue tells a bit of the famous religious story and will captivate you with the brilliant workmanship.

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The cross itself was erected in 1995 and is owned by The Cross of Our Lord Ministries and is open to the public 24/7. There is also a rather lovely fountain, gift shop, and church located near the Passion exhibit.

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In conclusion, The Cross of Our Lord, may actually end up being the highlight of your journey, it’s even worthy enough to be your final destination.

John Newell

John Newell is a professional musician as well as student, who is currently working on his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at The University of Washington. He is also a photographer and freelance writer.

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