Giant Jesus and Mary statues
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
When to visit: Grounds hours seem to vary by season; attraction’s website currently says 10 am to 8 pm
Time needed: 30-60 minutes
Trinity Heights is a campus in Sioux City, Iowa that, in addition to providing ministry, has one big attraction: Giant steel statues of Jesus and Mary.
You don’t need to be religious to be in awe of these impressive structures. Jesus is 32 feet tall, while Mary is two feet shorter. They stand at opposite ends of the Trinity Heights grounds, with lots of lush gardens in between.
A sense of perspective: That’s me standing next to the foot of Jesus.
You can visit the grounds for free. Just keep your voice down, don’t walk on the grass, and don’t do anything to draw attention to yourself. Really – they’re sticklers about this sort of thing.
Spiritual folks may also be interested in the Last Supper carving and a Circle of Life memorial to the unborn.
Those who aren’t religious may be more entertained by the giant lists of rules posted all over the grounds. One…
If you find yourself in Sioux City, Iowa, you might as well make the detour to check out the statues, because they are fascinating, just from an architectural perspective. So stop by, take your pictures of giant Jesus and Mary, and don’t disturb the peace!