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VROC Reunion Rally 2015: Thorncrown Chapel

[Please note that this blog post is backdated to September 17; the post was published on October 9.]

This blog post continues Day 7 of our 13-day vacation. We are in Eureka Springs, AR attending the annual Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (VROC) Reunion motorcycle rally.

This afternoon Bob and I went sightseeing.  Our first stop was at Thorncrown Chapel.

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According to its website, Thorncrown Chapel “rises forty-eight feet into the … sky. This…wooden structure contains 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass. It sits atop over 100 tons of native stone and colored flagstone, making it blend perfectly with its setting. The chapel’s simple design and majestic beauty combine to make it what critics have called “one of the finest religious spaces of modern times.”  Since the chapel opened in 1980, over six million people have visited this woodland sanctuary…Thorncrown Chapel is located on Highway 62 West just outside of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted.”

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Two things struck me most about Thorncrown Chapel, while sitting inside the chapel: the immense glass walls and ceiling and the dense forest visible all around.

7 Responses to “VROC Reunion Rally 2015: Thorncrown Chapel”

  1. seniorhiker

    There is a similar chapel in Garvin Gardens near Hot Springs, Arkansas. We always feel a sense of awe when we visit there.

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  2. Betsy Adams

    As George said, this chapel was built by the same people who built the one we love to visit at Garvin Gardens near Hot Spring, AR….. GORGEOUS chapel… SO peaceful… Glad you got to see this one in Eureka.

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  3. Lorraina

    What a beautiful chapel! It must have been so peaceful to worship in such an awesome natural setting.

    Reply

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