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“A Blessing Among the Scenery”

Christ of the Ozarks
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Owner description: Built in 1967, this 7-story memorial statue of Jesus is on the grounds of The Great Passion Play and overlooks Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Despite seeing the negative reviews of this statue built in the '60s, seeing Christ of the Ozarks for my first time was a huge blessing for me (I have lived in Arkansas since October '99). As a born again Christian, seeing a piece of our American heritage in the form of a Jesus statue that is similar to Rio de Janeiro is awe-inspiring. Sure, the statue may need some cosmetic repairs. However, the overall appeal in relation to the Ozark scenery is rather quite peaceful and serene. This statue is photogenic, and will sure please Christians and tourists alike for generations to come.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Not sure what all the hype is about. The statue is very nice and easy to get to, but up close it isn't much to look at. It is neat to see it from down below in the city. The one upside to going to see it in March is there are no crowds and the Passion Play hasn't started.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Christ of the Ozarks Statue is a 67 feet tall and 65 feet wide statue that was built in 1964-66. It is located on The Great Passion Play property and there is never a charge to visit the statue. The statue is impressive from a distance...especially from the top floor of the 1886 Crescent Hotel, but also impressive up close. The folks who had it built, Mr and Mrs Gerald Smith, are buried in a burial vault at the base of the statue. They are the folks that had The Great Passion Play built and opened in 1968.

Thank Tourman1988
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

My wife and myself were on vacation in Branson, Missouri and took a day trip on down to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to see Christ of the Ozarks which was Awesome to see in person I recommend going to see this if your ever in the Eureka Springs, Arkansas area! We both Loved seeing Christ of the Ozarks park area they have there and are going to go back again someday soon!

Thank Wayne S
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a must see thing. The statue, which is more than 20 meters tall, was primarily the work of Emmet Sullivan, who also worked on nearby Dinosaur World. He had assisted in the work at Mount Rushmore. The statue is modernistic and minimalistic; there is little facial detail or expression, and the lines and forms are generally simplified. Makes for great photos of this place. See it while you can before they close the area due to lack of funds.

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