Christ In The Smokies
In a recent trip to the Smokey Mountains and Gatlinburg, Tenn. we found that this quaint village offers a variety of amazing attractions including the amazing Christ In The Smokies Museum and Gardens.
Opened in September of 2009 this attraction replaced the former Christus Gardens that operated at the same location for many decades.
The centerpiece of this attraction is the Face of Christ Sculpture which masures eight feet tall by four feet wide and one foot deep.......the face alone is three feet tall.
A spokesman at the center noted that this awe inspiring sculpture has been carved in such a concave manner that as you walk back and forth in front of it, the entire face seems to move in your direction......walking past several times the face seems to move.
A Smoky Mountain range is also carved into the block along with the verse, "Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always" from First Chronicles 16:11.
Christ in the Smokies is indeed a unique, one of a kind experience, with a museum that features a gift shop offering inspirational gifts, a presentation of 12 scenes from the life of Christ utilizing over 100 life-sized wax figures in dramatic settings with appropriate music, lights, sound and special effects along with narration from the Bible to bring to life these highlights from the beloved story of Jesus.
A visit to Gatlinburg and the great Smoky Mountains should include time spent at the Christ In The Smokies Museum & Gardens.