Eureka Springs, Arkansas: Christ of the Ozarks

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New Holy Land

Address:
935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR
Directions:
A couple of miles east of town. Take US 62 east to Passion Play Rd.
Phone:
479-253-9200
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Christ of the Ozarks.

Christ of the Ozarks
A towering nontraditional statue of Jesus that could dangle three cars from each wrist without damage. Part of the New Holy Land complex. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Christ of the Ozarks.

Christ of the Ozarks

The Christ of the Ozarks statue is currently being restored.

[TY, 08/09/2016]

Christ of the Ozarks.

Christ of the Ozarks

Pretty impressive site. They were working on some repairs while we were there.

[Jeri, 03/27/2016]

Round Rock

Holy Land - Rare Round Rock

Here is a true rarity, a round rock! Apparently very few exist. This rare example resides at the Christ of the Ozarks compound on Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The inscription reads:

THIS STONE SPHERE IS ONE OF A VERY LIMITED NUMBER IN THE WORLD. IT WAS FOUND NEAR PRIM, ARKANSAS. THE LIMITED NUMBER MEASURE FROM 3 TO 4 FEET IN DIAMETER. THIS PARTICULAR ROCK HAS A MINIMUM VALUE OF $1000.00. IT SYMBOLIZES THE MAGNIFICENCE OF GOD'S CREATION.

Man, had I known round rocks were so scarce and valuable, I'd have been keeping all of the hundreds (maybe thousands) that I've seen through the years!

[GypsyNester.com, 04/01/2009]
Christ of the Ozarks

I work and live in Branson, Missouri (close to Eureka Springs) and I heard the following information which may or may not be true about the Christ of the Ozarks Statue.

You will note that the Christ of the Ozarks statue has no feet. In the original plans the statue was drawn with feet. But upon construction it was decided to leave the feet off. Why, you ask? Well, apparently, because the statue was to be built on a hill, if the feet were left on...the height of the statue would exceed the aircraft warning limits and Jesus would have had to have a little red light on the top of his head.

Apparently, aesthetically, they opted to lose the feet rather than have poor JC suffer the indignity of going through eternity sporting a red blinking beanie.

[Risa Mire, 08/12/2000]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Slab of the Berlin WallSlab of the Berlin Wall, Eureka Springs, AR - < 1 mi.
The Great Passion PlayThe Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs, AR - < 1 mi.
Sacred Arts MuseumSacred Arts Museum, Eureka Springs, AR - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Shoot for the Stars Mini Golf, Branson, MO - 30 mi.

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