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Bald Knob Cross of Peace

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3630 Bald Knob Road, Alto Pass, IL 62905
+1 618-893-2344
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Still beautiful amazing views: have not been to bald knob cross since renovations were finished... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
Dahlgren, Illinois
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Beautiful place, worth stopping by

We drove up to the Bald Knob Cross on one of our several visits to the Shawnee Wine trail, and it... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
LeeAnn W
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3630 Bald Knob Road, Alto Pass, IL 62905
+1 618-893-2344
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Still beautiful amazing views: have not been to bald knob cross since renovations were finished. Absolutely wonderful.

Thank jska669
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We drove up to the Bald Knob Cross on one of our several visits to the Shawnee Wine trail, and it was well worth our time! The view is breathtaking. It is a beautiful, breathtaking experience. The caretakers of the cross are friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank LeeAnn W
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We could see this from a distance and decided to take the drive up to view it in person. The staff in welcome center were friendly.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This is the second time we visited Bald Knob, the first being cold rainy and overcast with a 100 foot visibility. Don't go there if the visibility is too low. On our visit now we were able to see the Cape Girardeau bridge and not...More

Thank 911seank
Reviewed October 10, 2016

This is such a great reminder of what an awesome God we serve. You can see this cross for miles rising above the beautiful treetops. Then we you travel to the cross and see its majesty... even more breathtaking! God is Good!!

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed August 15, 2016

love this area not overcrowded and scenic drive can't wait tell fall colors great people. enjoy shops in Makanda, il and peaches in Alto Pass what family history also the cross at Bald Knob Cross check out historic sites trail of tears national forest 15...More

Thank avonkay47
Reviewed July 18, 2016

1. Go to the Cross. That's number 1! 2. Drink wine. 3. . . . . . 4.. .. .. ... . Ok, I give up. What are they?

Thank Brian H
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Awesome site to see. Very serene and breathtaking. This cross is so huge and the history is so amazing. The view is spectacular and God is Awesome!

1  Thank Jeannie L
Reviewed June 12, 2016

What a beautiful place to visit! It is so refreshing to see such a majestic landmark. The people who work in the gift/snack shop are so friendly and inviting. Nice covered pavilion with picnic tables adjacent to the gift shop. Clean restrooms. Views here are...More

Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Always inspiring to stand at the top of the hill and soak up the scenery of at least 3 states and the Shawnee National Forest. This is not the Illinois you are expecting. Visitors' center staff is very accomodating and will allow a car if...More

1  Thank Junebug652
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Billie M
October 23, 2015|
Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
Bald Knob Cross stands 111 feet, plus it's high up on a hilltop, so I would say at least all of the adjoining states, and possibly some others. Does anyone else know the answer to this question?
Billie M
October 23, 2015|
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Response from Kevin G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure...