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“Huge beautiful church”
Review of St. Fidelis Church

St. Fidelis Church
Goodland, Kansas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Huge beautiful church”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Cathedral of the Plains holds around 1100 people, which is nearly the population of Victoria. The people spared no expense to build a beautiful church. It's open all the time with self-guided tour brochures and is definitely worth seeing for both its size and beauty.

Visited June 2013
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Bowling Green, Ky
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A hidden gem even if your not catholic”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Only found this place because of AAA. Read highligts of cities and towns would be passing by and noticed a church with stained glass windows. Saw it from the interstate and decided to stop by and see. Noticed from beginning it was of older age and to our surpise it was open. Went inside and was immediately taken back by the beauty of this church. The ornate designs within and the beauty of the stained glass and granite columns. This didn't compare to Katie (the sacristan) she's 89 and has been there for 27 years. This lovely woman gave us a tour explaining the church in detail of origins of the stonework, granite columns and sculptures and everything you could see. We bid our farewells and received a hug with warm wishes for the rest of our journey. This is a must stop and see if not for the church but for Katie too.

Visited May 2013
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Bonney Lake, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Worthy Stop”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

St. Fidelis or as it is otherwise known ("The Cathedral of the Plains") is spectacular as far as churches go. I cannot tell you if that is because it seems so out of place in the middle of Kansas or if it is because of the effort of the towns people to have it built and the beauty it holds. If you are a church enthusiast then you must visit... but for the run of the mill person, it's just another pretty church in the middle of no where.

Visited July 2012
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Great Bend, Kansas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An amazing site on the prairie : 8 Wonders of Kansas”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is an incredible church. You must take a break and detour off of I70 to see this church. It is open all the time and you can just do a self-guided tour.

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Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

It is well worth your time to make a stop in the tiny town of Victoria just to view the Cathedral of the Plains! St. Fidelis is a large church and it's absolutely breathtaking inside and out.

Visited August 2012
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