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extreme religious beliefs and competition to be bigger and better. The larger than life Jesus at the Mormon visitor's center in Salt Lake City Utah comes complete with the belief that Jesus visited the area after his resurrection, an American pitstop not covered by any other Christian texts. Christ of the Deep in Key Largo, Florida, is a nine foot tall Christ statue that is sunken in 25 foot deep water, and it's a popular site for underwater weddings. Only in Florida. And a 62 foot tall Jesus explodes from the dirt from his waist up at the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio. But the most impressive American Jesus statue is probably The Christ of the Ozarks, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The behemoth, seven story, two million pound Christ is described as the “world's tallest Uncrucified Jesus,” and he stands vigil outside of a giant amphitheater, where a four hour nightly Passion Play pays tribute to the big J. The statue was completed in 1966, and according to the Chuch's “Story of the Building of the Great Statue,” each wrist can support the weight of up to three cars without any damage. And that's a miracle that not even the real Jesus could pull off. I’m Liesel Hlista for TravelWishTV****. Keep watching for more quirky, odd, and outrageous American travel destinations. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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