We were excited to learn that Eureka Springs is also known for the Christ of the Ozarks statue (third tallest Jesus statue in the world), part of The Great Passion Play attraction just outside of town. So we decided the community would be a good first stop in Arkansas and set off. Our first stop, we decided, would be the statue and Passion Play.
Cherokee Bible, and a page from a Gutenberg Bible. It also contains the only complete Bible translated into English by a woman, a fragment of Erasmus' Textus Receptus, and translations by John Wycliffe (into English) and Martin Luther (into German).
After checking in at the gift store again (because a sign said we should), we drove up to the statue. The statue was the first element of what eventually became The Great Passion Play complex, dedicated in 1966 and built by Emmet Sullivan (who later built the brontosaurus at Wall Drug, South Dakota). It was impressive, and somehow, the scaffolding set up for the current restoration of the statue added to the appeal.
*I just checked. The Chapel is closed during January and February, except for weddings. Oops.