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A spiritual experience

Loved seeing behind the Precious Moments figurines and seeing the muti-talented artwork (murals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerry S
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With friends

On our trip to Branson I decided to bring my friends here. They were very impressed and loved it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bob10590
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A 6,400-square-foot sanctuary containing 52 Biblical murals.
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4321 S Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-8850
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+1 800-543-7975
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved seeing behind the Precious Moments figurines and seeing the muti-talented artwork (murals, castings, stained glass, etc) of Mr Butcher. And, especially enjoyed the chapel and grounds tour and look at the Christian values and life experiences that led him to his works. I will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our trip to Branson I decided to bring my friends here. They were very impressed and loved it. The setting could not have been more beautiful with fresh snow. My only disappointment was that the coffee shop was not open and having seen the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Stopped at Precious Moments as part of our Route 66 road trip. Admission is free, although there are donation boxes scattered throughout the property. It was about what I expected. Very serene and well manicured grounds reminded me of old Cypress Gardens in Florida. Lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve S
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful grounds. It is worth a trip to see the chapel. It is truly amazing. Such a talented man, and such an imagination! I am very sorry to see that it is not the tourist destination that it was in it's glory days. The last...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruby H
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Lovely grounds. We were the first visitors on a rainy morning. A lot of history to appreciate if you take the time. Gift shop is well stocked. Will return to see museum when in season.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I suspect for the true believers of all things Precious Moments this would be a destination. For me - not so much. My bride saw the signs on the highway, and we were staying close by for a couple of nights, so we stopped by....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was refreshing and a good place to pause in the busyness. Thanks for sharing with us. I would like to visit it a Christmas.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Lots of nostalgia and beauty. Free to stop and tour. Nice stop during our trip and enjoyed seeing all the beautiful paintings and memorials. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I was driving West to stay the night in Joplin and started seeing the billboards for the Precious Moments Park exit 18B. I went to the park the next morning. The chapel opened at 9 and gift store at 9:30. They gave a tour of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elaine L
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I absolutely loved the Precious Moments Park! I loved the chapel, and the murals and stained glass windows within are truly beautiful. The grounds are beautiful, serene, and well-maintained. I am so glad I was able to spend one of my precious mornings on this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Linda M
January 20, 2018|
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Response from bob10590 | Reviewed this property |
Website says hours for Chapel in June are 9:00 to 5:00. Best to check Website for updates and other facilities
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JGanote
October 8, 2017|
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Response from HunBabe | Reviewed this property |
There was a restaurant inside the complex with a limited menu (think burgers) and hours. Unsure of the hours of operation on the chapels.
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AtheniaI
August 16, 2017|
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Response from momnmaine | Reviewed this property |
No, u don't get any free Precious Moments stuff. You need to buy things from gift shop. Tour is free. Food good prices I think.
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ariarose
Ohio
Precious Moments Park? (6 Replies)
We were considering a stop-over at the Precious Moments Park in Carthage on our way down to Branson this June. and while its not exactly in Branson I was wondering if anyone has headed there? If we do stop over there it will be slightly out of our way. Overall it'll be about 2 hours additional. So we're trying to figure out if turning that 14 hour car ride into a 16 hour one is worth it or not.
January 20, 2009|
Response fromtiggrabb|
I think it would be well worth your time to stop. It is very beautiful and the grounds are immaculate. It is very peaceful and relaxing to stroll the grounds. They have several area's to stop in and look a the gorgeous paintings and murals. The chapel is breath taking. It is kinda out in the country.