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Beautiful architecture

I stopped by here after seeing it from I-70. The architecture on this church is stunning. It was... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Cookeville, Tennessee
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I'm amazed that a church like this exists in a small town in Kansas! It's so beautiful inside that... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Amanda G
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

I stopped by here after seeing it from I-70. The architecture on this church is stunning. It was closed when I was there but the grounds were nice. The stained glass was beautiful from the outside and I could imagine how much more beautiful it...More

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

I'm amazed that a church like this exists in a small town in Kansas! It's so beautiful inside that I was awestruck. There is marble, granite, and wood from Austria. The numerous stained glass windows are colorful and well preserved. There is so much to...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed December 31, 2017

This church is also called the "Cathedral of the Plains". It's a truely massive, and beautiful, church only a couple miles off of I-70 near Hays. There is no "tour" or much in the way of tourist development. However, it is a functioning church still...More

Thank papertrail2014
Reviewed December 7, 2017

We stop by to pray every time we drive by! Very inspirational! Beautiful! One of the eight wonders of Kansas!

Thank b4osage
Reviewed November 6, 2017

It is well worth taking about 30 minutes off of your I70 trip to go south off the highway and visit this church. It takes about 5 minutes down the road and then you are there able to view a beautiful church and take photos.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed November 4, 2017

We recently visited this Cathedral for a wedding. It is a towering structure in the small Kansas town and contains beautiful stained glass. It is worth a quick visit when you are in the Hays, Kansas area.

Thank ksufan88
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Who would build a church that seats 1200 over 100 years ago in a town that is only 1200 in population today??? The Germans that settled Victoria did, and it is impressive! We attended Mass here and the sound of the piano and singers in...More

Thank Duane H
Reviewed September 10, 2017

We were forced to return home via a northern route because of the Harvey hurricane and ended up on I-70. The Basilica of St Fidelis, known as the Cathedral of the Plains, offered a break from the acres of sunflowers stretching across the plains. The...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We drove across Kansas and with little to nothing to see this was the perfect stop! It was super cute! Try to get there before it closes at 9 pm so you can go inside. It's pure beauty!! They've taken great care of this church...More

Thank Kati B
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Don't take another trip on I-70 without stopping here! We wanted to take photos of the structure, but when we went inside - we were blown away! How could a little town like Victoria on the plains of Kansas support such a wonderful cathedral?! The...More

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Response from GoodtogoKansasCity | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, A little early for the Herzogfest (Aug . 4 & 5, 2017) and a little late for Fidelisfest (April 23, 2017). Nearby Hays KS has a couple of things going on : Ellis County Historical Society Presents A Chuck Wagon... More