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Precious Moments Park

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Address: 4321 S Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-8850
Phone Number: 800-543-7975

A 6,400-square-foot sanctuary containing 52 Biblical murals.

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This place is so beautiful. My family and I were in town for a wedding so we decided to stop by the chapel. I loved how peaceful that you feel while walking the grounds of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Middletown, Indiana
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Middletown, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so beautiful. My family and I were in town for a wedding so we decided to stop by the chapel. I loved how peaceful that you feel while walking the grounds of this wonderful place. It is definitely worth going to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to take the chapel tour instead of just looking around .. Really pulls the whole place together. Beautiful amazing grounds as well. Food in the cafe very good as well!

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Tahlequah, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and daughter-in-law just loved this place. We guys thought it was alright, but it most certainly appealed to the more attractive gender. Lots of beautiful art, statutes, buildings and grounds, all inspired by biblical scripture. Great visit and a beautifyl place.

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North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a fan of Precious Moments and I have been most of my life. I loved this place. I was so moved as I walked around the property and took in all of the beauty. I have visited this place a few times. I have found new things to enjoy each visit.

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Bogart, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife is a Precious Moments collector and has always wanted to see this place, especially the chapel. I was OK with that, she'd endured many western museums for my sake. Let me tell you, this is something no Christian should miss!! The art will astound you but the atmosphere of giving God praise through that art is something you... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An unplanned stop. We saw billboards advertising this chapel and decided to check it out. Thoroughly interesting and the he history behind Sam Butcher, the artist, is stellar at best.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, just writing this review brings back all kinds of smiles and excitement from even having had the opportunity to visit. The last time I was road tripping in this area I didn’t even know it existed, and we got into the area super late. So, I was happy to have made my way back and visit. It is definitely... More 

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Irving, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Because of two guests who were travelling with us, my wife forced me to stop here. It was okay, enjoyed walking through the gardens to the chapel. Not my kind of art, but I appreciated the message, the layout, and the memorial area. They also had two penny squishing machines for those who are into that kind of activity. 51... More 

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Diamond, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

This is a great undertaking by Sam Butcher. You really can appreciate his vision. It is a great stop on a long trip.

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Friends took us to the chapel for a visit and although the weather was pretty hot we did manage to see most of the attraction. It is very much for the religious devotees but others can also appreciate the skill and artistry that has gone into creating the works on display, for sale and the chapel itself. Wonderful paintings, sculptures... More 

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