The Cross In The Woods Shrine

Indian River, Michigan is home to The Cross In The Woods, a local landmark since 1954. The 55 foot high crucifix was made of a single redwood tree. The 7 ton bronze sculpture of Christ was created by Marshall M. Fredericks and added to the cross in 1959. The sculpture measures an impressive 22 feet wide and 31 feet high. 

Visitors of all faiths are welcome!


Every year, thousands of people visit The Cross In The Woods not only to view the world's largest crucifix, but also to attend outdoor Mass (weather permitting). There is also an All Faiths Gift Shoppe, numerous beautiful statues on the grounds, Stations of the Cross, and the world's largest Nun Doll Museum.

Mass Schedule: (year round)

Saturdays 4:30 pm
Sundays 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Monday-Friday 8:30 am and 12:00 noon

The Cross In The Woods Shrine is located at 7078 M-68 in Indian River (exit 310 off of I-75).

View a 360 Virtual Tour of the inside of the church

For more information, visit the official Cross In The Woods website

Photographs Carrie Pieniozek


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