Look who’s 50

Christ of the Ozarks concluded its 50th season of the Passion Play
Eureka Springs, Arkansas this week. Even if you don’t see the play

A little girl at the restaurant was so excited. She told me she was going to see The Big Jesus.

A little girl at the restaurant was so excited. She told me she was going to see “The Big Jesus, he’s 65 and a half feet tall!”

Christ of the Ozarks statue is a monumental sculpture of Jesus located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, atop Magnetic Mountain. It was erected in 1966 as a “Sacred Project” by Gerald L. K. Smith and stands 65.5 feet high.

Seven-story statue of Christ overlooks the Ozarks and Eureka Springs. Lighted for night it can be seen for miles; created by Emmett Sullivan, one of the sculptors of Mount Rushmore,

Christ of the Ozarks statue spotting is fun year round.

Christ of the Ozarks statue spotting is fun year round.

The giant statue can be seen from the St Elizabeth Catholic church, at the Crescent hotel and Park Place. No matter where you are in Eureka it’s fun to see if you can spot the statuary.

Other points of interest on the grounds

 Include a section of the Berlin Wall, the Bible
Museum, the Holy Land Tour, the Museum of
History and, of course,The Great Passion , the Play itself

The Christ watches over the Arkansas Ozarks.

The Christ watches over the Arkansas Ozarks.

SACRED ARTS MUSEUM – Showcases hundreds of pieces of religious art dating as early as 9th century.  Open every day before the Play from 11:00am – 8:00pm (after Labor Day until 7:00pm).

Other points of interest on the grounds
include a section of the Berlin Wall, the Bible
Museum, the Holy Land Tour, the Museum of
History and, of course, the Great Passion
Play itself

GIFT SHOPS – An incredible selection of souvenirs, keepsakes, books, DVDs, resources, and other items.

PARABLES FROM THE POTTER – A 20-minute presentation by our potter, Joe Smith.  He actually forms a pottery vessel on the potter’s wheel and at the same time shares how God, the Master Potter, molds and shapes our lives.

DAVID THE SHEPHERD A 20-minute presentation by our shepherd, Kent Butler.  David the Shepherd tells stories about Jesus, the Good Shepherd and also gives a hands-on demonstration with his shepherd sling.

GREAT HALL BUFFET  – An all-you-can/care-to-eat buffet featuring a full salad bar, hot vegetable bar and meat bar, dessert bar and drinks.  Served from 4:30 until 7:30pm every evening the Play is performed.  Designed to serve groups quickly.

1361164943Address: 937 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: (479) 253-9200

The inscription on the bottom of the memorial statue from John 12:32 reads, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” 

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