Bald Knob Cross

Bald Knob Cross was originally completed in 1963 and is a large white cross located in Alto Pass, Illinois. The structure is 111 feet tall and is visible, when lit at night, over an area of 7,500 square miles. The base of the cross is 1,034 feet above sea level and overlooks the Shawnee National Forest.

  • Address:  Located at 3630 Bald Knob Road Alto Pass, Illinois 62903
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 35, Alto Pass 62905
  • Hours: Grounds open: Winter 7am-5pm, Spring, Summer, Fall 7am-9pm.  Welcome Center winter hours vary. Call for more information.
  • Phone: (618)893-2344
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