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St. Fidelis Church

Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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What an unexpected find!

Saw the brown sign on the Interstate and decided to check it out. What a great surprise it was... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2015
Wanda H
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Jackson, Mississippi
The best of the best

This church is the best of the best in all of the mid-west. The Basilica of Saint Fidelis Catholic... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2015
rap5657
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Vancouver, Washington
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900 Cathedral, Victoria, KS 67671-9782
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

As others have said, the church is open. You must go inside. It is simply beautiful and such a surprise out in the middle of the Kansas plains. It is a huge Romanesque style church is a little tiny town. Wonderfully restored. A brochure near...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2015

Saw the brown sign on the Interstate and decided to check it out. What a great surprise it was. This beautiful church is much like the smaller cathedrals of Europe, which is not surprising since it was the European immigrants who pooled their resources to...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2015

This church is the best of the best in all of the mid-west. The Basilica of Saint Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria, Kansas is "The Cathedral of the Plains" so named William Jennings Bryan in 1912. There are tours and posters at the Parish Office...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you love architecture and history you will not want to miss St. Fidelis Church. I've been there several times and still love going to mass there. Even if you are not a religious person it is worth stopping for the history and beauty of...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

As the other reviewers have mentioned, this is a beautiful Church in the middle of Kansas!! Its located just a couple minutes off the highway. It was very easy to get to and was worth the little detour!! Made out of limestone that was hand...More

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed March 31, 2015

Recently stumbled across this beautiful basilica on a recent trip through western Kansas. What a refreshing stop at this great church. Go in and light a candle at one of the many shrine and offer a prayer. The architecture and stained glass along with stunning...More

1  Thank Lanternhill
Reviewed February 15, 2015

If your in this area stop and see beautiful church you will be in ahhh at the magnificence of the church and how it was built There is speakers on the side of the church benches that will tell you the story

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Reviewed October 3, 2014

Easy to get to just south of I-70 in Victoria, KS. The church is beautiful and historical—proclaimed as one of Kansas’ 8 Wonders. Certainly worth the stop. Marvel at the architecture, construction, windows and heritage. Towers are 141’ tall. Plenty of room for a little...More

1  Thank Hwy41
Reviewed August 30, 2014

Easy to get to just south of I-70 in Victoria, KS. The church is beautiful and historical—proclaimed as one of Kansas’ 8 Wonders. Certainly worth the stop. Marvel at the architecture, construction, windows and heritage. Towers are 141’ tall. Plenty of room for a little...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2014

The twin spires are visible from the I-80 Interstate and for years as we drove from Ga to our vacation home in Colorado we saw the sign and the spires but as usual we in a hurray This year as we returned from a trip...More

1  Thank frankkraft
Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is one of the 8 wonders of Kansas and well worth the stop! The windows are gorgeous and the interior of the church is breathtaking.

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Martha B
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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
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