Polk City, Iowa: Virgin Mary in a Tree

A six-foot-tall stain on a tree trunk, right next to the main road through town, resembles Mary more than Jesus; depends on who you ask. First noticed in 2014. Visitors leave flowers.
Address:
S. 3rd St., Polk City, IA
Directions:
On the south edge of town, on the northbound side of S. 3rd St. just north of its intersection with Hwy 415. Youll see a small white house and a No Parking sign; the tree is next to the sign (park across the street at the gas station). Mary is only visible driving north.
Admission:
Free
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Mary in a tree.

Virgin Mary in a Tree

Not worth getting off the highway, but it was on our way home from Jester Park.

[Beckey, 06/15/2015]

Miracle Mary in tree trunk.

Virgin Mary in a Tree

At the Virgin Mary tree, we pulled into the driveway of the house -- it appeared to be abandoned. There was not a "No Parking" sign visible. Watch your speed when entering the town, it seems to be a speed trap.

[Amy, 03/30/2015]

"But officer, I was hurrying to my absolution at the miracle tree of the Virgin Mary!"

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