Scenic USA - Arizona
Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
information, links to other sites are provided, but are never to be considered an endorsement.
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Arizona's splendid Sedona country will forever be associated with its majestic red rock scenery and iconic rock formations. Scenes of Coffee Pot Rock, Courthouse Butte and Red Rock Crossing will grace the covers of travel magazines, art gallery walls and calendar pages forever more.
For some unexplainable reason, Sedona has attracted a wide variety of alternative healers. Noted as the perfect place for spiritual rejuvenated and personal transformation, Sedona visitors will find a wide spectrum of treatments for the body and soul.
Added as a Sedona tourist attraction in 1956, long before the area's mystical upflow and inflow vortexes were fully identified, is this unique blend of natural red rock and a Roman Catholic chapel. Inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright student, Marguerite Brunswig Staude, the chapel is one of the town's famous tourist stops. Working closely with then Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, the chapel was built on Coconino National Forest land by special-use permit.
Honored with an Award of Honor by the American Institute of Architects, the hillside chapel is open to all regardless of one's creed. Open every day from 9am to 5 pm, it is hoped that God may come to life in all the souls that visit. Unfortunately no souls will be saved on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Easter as the chapel is closed.
Chapel of the Holy Cross Map
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