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  • Things to Do
    by Yaqui
  • Things to Do
    by Yaqui
  • Things to Do
    by Yaqui

Groom Things to Do

  • Huge Cross, Bigger Man

    I am not Roman Catholic so the "Stations of the Cross" are not particularly significant to me but I am a Christian and this sculpture garden between I-40 and Rt. 66 near Groom is spectacular. The cross, which in many ways dominates the area is said to be the largest one in the Western Hemisphere. (A contributor on Flickr says that it is the second...

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  • Stations of the Cross

    In a circle around the huge cross is a (more or less) set of life-size sculptures of the Stations of the Cross. These were sculpted by Mickey Wells of Amarillo and, eventhough I am not Roman Catholic, they add immeasurable poignancy to the overall scene.

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  • Gaint Cross~

    Located on privately owned land that was donated by Chris Britten to the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ Ministries so the ACLU cannot touch it. The cross is 190-foot (58 m) in height, which is 19 stories high and was built in 1995 in Pampa Texas. A Mr.Steve Thomas was tired of the pornography on billboards along I-40 and decided it was time that...

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  • Leanin Tower of Texas!~

    Even though this town is small and easily just passed by, but you have to wonder why the water tower leans. "Leanin Tower of Texas...lol!" It is said, that a very crafty entrepreneur named Mr. Britten who owned a truck stop, wanted folks to stop and check it out. Many think the name on the tower is the name of the town, but that is incorrect....

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  • ROUTE 66 : Tip 41 - show them your cross...

    "There were these two nuns in a car, and some bloke cuts them up""This is a joke you'r telling I take it ?""To continue, the nun who is driving is very annoyed about this. As they pull up level with the rude driver at the lights, the other nun says - show him your cross sister, he will realise the mistake he has made, ask for forgiveness and turn...

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  • I've been saved

    This huge steel cross is 190 feet tall and can be seen up to 20 miles away. It lights up at night and is located on the side of I-40 in Groom, TX, approximately 40miles east of Amarillo. It is known as the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere.

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Groom Restaurants

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Near I-40 at the Groom exit is a Dairy Queen restaurant. I had a chicken sandwich meal there.
    The local school sports team is the Groom Tigers. One wall of the restaurant is decorated to support the young athletes.

    Favorite Dish: Raspberry milkshakes are one of my favorites.

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Groom Warnings and Dangers

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    by brdwtchr Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    This does not seem to belong with the cross. It is on the same stretch of interstate highway that you will encounter the giant cross on. The water tower is leaning. I think it is braced deliberately to lean as a point of interest for us tourists. It does not seem to be in danger of falling down.

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Groom Off The Beaten Path

  • Looking up at the cross. It is...

    Looking up at the cross. It is 190 feet high and 110 feet wide. It was made in Pampas, Texas over a period of 8 months. It weights 2 and a half million pounds. You can learn more about it at...http://www.skybusiness.com/thecrossministries/

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  • In a circle around the base of...

    In a circle around the base of the giant cross are a series of statues. Each one depicts a verse from the bible about Jesus being crucified. The statues are all life size and done in a burnished black metal that contrasts with the bright shining giant cross. The statue in the photo shows Jesus having his hands nailed to the cross.

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  • These crosses with the life...

    These crosses with the life size figure of Jesus on the crucifix are about ten feet high and located on a raised walk in front of the giant cross.

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