Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Christus Gardens (Gone)
- From US 441, take stoplight #5 (River Rd) and drive west a couple of blocks. On the right, at the corner of Maple Lane.
- Closed after Jan. 13, 2008
An enduring Gatlinburg religious attraction, voluntarily expelled in January 2008 to make way for development. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Christus Gardens: We admit that legal mumbo-jumbo is not our favorite reading genre. But an article in The National Law Journal seems to suggest that the now-closed Christus Gardens may have been at least partly pushed into the afterlife by a souvenir in its gift shop. [08/23/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Christus Gardens (Gone)
This is how the departed attraction, Christus Gardens, looked in 1964.[Bill Cotter, 02/01/2012]
I am the Art Director for Christus Gardens. We are a lot more than the "sculpture of Christ whose eyes follow you in every direction." We have ten dioramas of the life of Christ peopled by over 100 wax figures ( the costumes came from the film Ben Hur ). America's finest collection of biblical coins and rare bibles. Last year I finished a 900 sq ft mural of the Old Testament and completed 39 paintings of the parables of Jesus ( a ten year project ).[Mark Pedro, 04/20/2002]
I visited and took some pictures of the Jesus Stone. Not sure if I was supposed to or not. It sure would grab my attention. If I wasn't supposed to take pictures of it then all I can say is OOPs.[SenatorPerry, 01/10/1998]
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