You walk down a wooded trail, move around a curve and there stands a majestic glass chapel- so beautiful- so close to God. This is Thorncrown Chapel.
Thorncrown was the dream of retired school teacher, Jim Reed. In 1978 Jim enlisted the help of renowned architect E. Fay Jones to design a place of worship for the visitors to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The result was a forty-eight foot tall wooden structure with 425 windows which was completed in 1980.
Walking into the chapel you immediately feel a sense of peace and wonder. It felt like you are worshipping in the outdoors with the trees surrounding you completely.
Truly a beautiful place.
Open the following hours:
April through November 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (The chapel will be closed on Saturdays in November of 2006.)
March and December 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Directions: Thorncrown Chapel is located a mile and a half west of Eureka Springs on Hwy 62 West