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went to mass in their chapel which overlooks the cross. afterwards we visited the gift shop. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathy Y
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Hastings, Michigan
serene

This quiet, serene, holy place is an excellent escape for the weary traveler. You can spend as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim L
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Midland, Michigan
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7078 W M 68 Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9472
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Reviewed 6 days ago

went to mass in their chapel which overlooks the cross. afterwards we visited the gift shop. We then walk the entire grounds around the cross. Very inspiring and peaceful. If you are not a person of faith I don't see that it would impress.

Thank Kathy Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This quiet, serene, holy place is an excellent escape for the weary traveler. You can spend as little or as much time there, and no one will question you.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made a short visit with some of my Catholic friends. The cross is impressive and the grounds are beautiful with various shrines. The ladies in the gift shop were very friendly and gave us information on the cross. I would guess that the majority...More

Thank CaptnMikeRochester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cross in the Woods is a Christian park (for lack of a better secular word) with several statues of Saints, a prayer walk, veneration altars and the beautiful centerpiece is a massive Crucifix. It is actually seven shrines scattered across the manicured & flowered property....More

Thank dcnwayne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way home from the U.P. and were in awe. The gardens are lovely and the cross is beautiful. Very peaceful and serene.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to the Cross several times. Am taken aback each time we visit. These are beautiful grounds filled with sights that will fill your heart with the peace and tranquility of God. The Cross is magnificent, the awesome center of the attraction, but the other...More

Thank zippy621
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed taking my family here to see the awesome sight of Christ crucified. We walked the grounds including the stations of the cross.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cross in the Woods is a must-see for anyone visiting Northern Michigan. The grounds are beautiful, the Cross majestic. There are quiet walkways to explore, but you always come back to the Cross. Next time we visit, we will plan our schedule so that...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Went to mass on Sunday and sat in the right place to look out the window at the cross. What site of our Lord who died for us. A very nice place to walk the grounds in a peaceful environment.

Thank BigDMI
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I am a little prejudice about this site as I was raised catholic. The grounds are spectacular and very spiritual feeling. It is a leisurely stroll through woodsy gardens. I love the quaint resting places and the statuary. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is my favorite place...More

Thank THOMAS H
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I believe so but call them to find out exact time!
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Response from Thomas S | Reviewed this property |
Daily Mass Times Tuesday - Friday - 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM Weekend Mass Times Sunday - 8:30 AM - Always inside church Sunday - 10:30 AM - Summer: Outside from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting), Winter... More
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Response from Thomas S | Reviewed this property |
This is a small town but there are 5 local motels within 1 to 3 miles.
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