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St. Mary's Church

This is wonderful place to stop and enjoy the view of the Arkansas River Valley just South of the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Paul P
Altus, Arkansas
Beautiful Catholic church

A beautiful, Catholic church with stunning panorama of the area. One of my favorite stops when we... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Dover, United States
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27 Aug 2018
“St. Mary's Church”
6 Mar 2018
“Beautiful Catholic church”
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is wonderful place to stop and enjoy the view of the Arkansas River Valley just South of the church. The Church is full of quite and peaceful feelings. The paintings and stained glass windows are beautiful and are a wonderful experience in a rural...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 6 March 2018

A beautiful, Catholic church with stunning panorama of the area. One of my favorite stops when we go there.

Thank leanneh872
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We stopped at St Mary's for Saturday Mass. Built in 1901 it sits atop a mountain with perhaps the best panorama of the Ozarks in the Altus area. Ample parking area. Step inside where there are beautiful traditional paintings and where the stations of the...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Do not miss this beautiful, historical church! Dedicated in 1902, the church is basilica type architecture of native sandstone quarried from the hill of its location. It is famous for it's original gold-leaf murals by German artist Fridolin Fuchs, and its stained glass windows by...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I attended the St. Mary's Catholic school in the last of the few years it was offered. It was definitely the best experience of my childhood school days, what an honor it was to have gotten blessed with the experience.

Thank Amber R
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The St. Mary's Church is a nice place to visit in Altus with a wonderful view of the entire community.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I can't review the church itself, but the view from out side is very nice, it is well worth the few minutes to stop and look. It is off the main road, but from the church parking lot you can see for miles.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We just happened upon this church and the spectacular view from the hill top across the valley. Very peaceful and restful. My wife enjoyed taking pictures of the surrounding area and it was perfectly located between the multiple wineries we visited.

Thank MAB91c
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful site for a beautiful church! The view was amazing! While we didn't go inside the church, the exterior was very eye catching from the road. We pulled in to admire the exterior when the view caught our eye.

Thank maidenchameleon
Reviewed 15 September 2016

St. Mary's Catholic Church is a beautiful structure atop St. Mary's Mountain. Worth the time to look at the building and to take in the view from the south side of the church. Quite inspiring for this flat lander.

Thank Bill J
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