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Thorncrown Chapel Named Arkansas' Best-Kept Secret
Rare—a website covering the oddities piquing American curiosity—has named the Thorncrown Glass Chapel in Eureka Springs Arkansas’ best-kept secret. “Very few images are as satisfying as symmetrical architecture. It only gets better when it’s nestled into bright, natural settings. From the serenity to overwhelming beauty, visiting Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas will not be a visit soon forgotten […] Native flagstone was used for the flooring, tread pine is reinforced by steel, and the steeple is the sole diamond shape in the trusses. When the sun peeks through the skylight throughout the day it casts reflections, shadows, and light in beautiful patterns,” reads Rare’s homepage.
Surrounded by the Ozark Mountains, E. Fay Jones, the well-known architect behind the building, drew inspiration from a gothic chapel in Paris and incorporated natural elements to offer visitors a unique experience that combines striking organic simplicity of the wooden elements with structural sophistication. A regional favorite for weddings, the Chapel is Eureka Springs’ crown jewel and a must-see destination for architecture connoisseurs.