Steel Jesus.

25-Foot-Tall Steel Jesus

Field review by the editors.

Kansas City, Missouri

Giant statues are built to be seen, and when this 25-foot-tall steel Jesus went up next to I-35 it was viewed by millions. But the statue's backers were unhappy with the location's lack of intimacy, so they bought a plot of land at the back end of a housing subdivision, called it Divine Mercy Park, and trucked their giant statue there. Jesus is a surprising sight at the end of a lightly traveled cul-de-sac, and also a unique representation among America's mega-Christs, with excessively long rays bursting downward from his sacred heart.

25-Foot-Tall Steel Jesus

Divine Mercy Park

Address:
3800 NE Davidson Rd, Kansas City, MO
Directions:
Divine Mercy Park. North edge of the city. I-35 exit 8A. Turn west onto NE Parvin Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn left at the stop sign onto NE Davidson Rd. Drive until the road ends. You'll see the statue on the right.
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