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Eureka Springs, Arkansas: Thorncrown Chapel

Glass and wood church in the forest, built in 1980 by E. Fay Jones, supposedly an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. It looks like something elvish out of The Lord of the Rings.

12968 US Hwy 62 W., Eureka Springs, AR
On the north side of US Hwy 62, either 2.5 miles west of its intersection with Hwy 23 in Eureka Springs, or 1.5 miles east of its intersection with Hwy 187 (Exxon station).
Apr-Nov Daily 9-5, Mar, Dec 11-4, Jan-Feb Closed (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free, donations welcome.
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Thorncrown Chapel.

Thorncrown Chapel

The man behind Thorncrown Chapel wanted to create a place where all could come to enjoy the scenery, as well as the beauty of the building itself. It is open, airy, and beautiful.

[Janelle, 06/15/2021]

Thorncrown Chapel.

Thorncrown Chapel

Fantastic sight! Not to be missed. Worth a moment of contemplation regardless of your beliefs.

[Lennie, 06/07/2014]

July 2018: Photo added.

Thorncrown Chapel.

Thorncrown Chapel

Beautiful chapel, beautiful story behind it (too long to type on my phone). Very surprised to not see this attraction already on here! A must see!

[Allison, 04/23/2013]

Probably got caught in our "beautiful" mail filter. Five stories tall, made of wood and mostly windows -- 425 of them -- the Chapel stands among towering trees and looks like the elvish architecture of cinematic Rivendell in the "Lord of the Rings." It was designed by architect E. Fay Jones and opened on July 10, 1980. July 2018: Photo added.

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