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Cross at the Crossroads

1900 Pike Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401


The Cross at the Crossroads Welcome Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during November to April. From May to October is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This site hosts several community events which includes Easter sunrise and memorial services.

Soaring nearly 200 feet into the Midwestern sky, the Cross is a landmark for the more than 19 million travelers who pass through Effingham each year along Interstates 57 and 70. Other features of the site include a visitor center, chapel and a 10 Commandments display.

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