Sioux City, Iowa: Trinity Heights: Giant Jesus and Mary
- 2509 33rd St., Sioux City, IA
- I-29 exit 147A. Head north on Floyd Blvd for three miles, then turn left onto 33rd St. Trinity Heights is just up the street, on the right.
- Grounds: daily 10 am - dusk; gift shop M-Sa 10 am - 4 pm, Su noon - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
Towering metal Mary and Jesus, wooden Last Supper, and the Lord created from burlap bags. Sacred Art from household materials! Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Trinity Heights: Giant Jesus and Mary
Very well done religious shrine. Very high quality artwork. I found Mary most inspiring; she seemingly is all encompassing. The hammered-and-chiseled, life-sized, Last Supper sculpture is very nice. Fantastic gift store! Kind and helpful volunteers. The chapel is very pretty; I said a prayer. I am not very religious but there is definitely an energy in the neighborhood.[Robert Leth, 07/08/2008]
Not only does Sioux City boast a 30 foot Stainless Steel statue of Mary, (super cool in a scary kind of way, but NOT cheap looking in any sense of the word), now they've got a 33-foot Jesus. You read right, a 33 foot tall Jesus, one foot of his height symbolizing every year he lived. You'll find them both, as well as the life-size carving of the Last Supper and a cheesy but excellent gift shop at "Trinity Heights." There is also a garden of the beatitudes, a small cave/grotto, and lots of blue haired old ladies. More seems to be added every year.[La Donna, 07/04/2004]
I visited the Stainless Steel Virgin Mary the last time I was home. The life-size Last Supper is in an adjacent building, in a shrine-like room -- lots of whispering blue-haired ladies. It was roughed out with a chain saw by a local sculptor before the finishing work. Excellent gift shop in the main building![david hyden, 03/09/2002]
Sioux City, Iowa - The name of the religious attraction is Trinity Heights. The Last Supper is there as reported. The Jesus statue is complete, as well as a candle filled grotto. No blue-hair sightings at dusk.
This attraction is well tended and worshipful. It's not my religion, but the people here are very nice and obviously sincere, and deserve your efforts to preserve their reverent atmosphere.[K. Ward, 09/23/2000]