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Temple of ECK Contemplation Trails

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You can see the temple when it's open as a curiosity if you ARE curious. NOT wheelchair accessible... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Visit to the wonderful Temple of ECK

It was a very uplifting experience to visit the wonderful and beautiful Temple of ECK, which is the... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
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7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317-4900
+1 952-380-2200
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 6, 2016

What a treat to be able to spend some time in deep contemplation on these beautifully maintained trails. One day was sunny and warm with deer, a wild turkey, many little songbirds and squirrels becoming active; the next day I was in the midst of...More

5  Thank Sylvia B
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Went here to take photo's with my boyfriend, Dogs are not allowed so we got chased out. We got a few good ones though.

2  Thank Kaisa B
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

You can see the temple when it's open as a curiosity if you ARE curious. NOT wheelchair accessible or if you have difficulty walking because only the beginning trail is paved which leads to a gazebo. Other than this the trails are maintained ground, which...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

It was a very uplifting experience to visit the wonderful and beautiful Temple of ECK, which is the main temple of Eckankar - The Path of Spiritual Freedom and local church for the local community. I felt very welcomed and also attended a very interesting...More

1  Thank 959mari
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds. Saw turkeys and deer on my walk. Stopped to sing HU, an ancient name of God and the Sound of Soul at the outdoor chapel. Beautiful views of the Temple of ECK. Incredible fall foliage. This is a special place on the planet.

1  Thank Caran W
Reviewed October 13, 2017

The Temple of Eckankar has a beautiful forest area where one can be calm and at peace in nature. This is a well maintained nature trail. You can find the odd bench to sit on, you can hear pretty birds sing, you can see plenty...More

1  Thank LynnElsdon
Reviewed July 3, 2017

I am not a follower of Eckankar but I was looking for a sacred space of solitude. The temple is on one side of the grounds. This Temple is very important to the members. It is a beautiful spacious building. There were two members who...More

1  Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I love to walk on the Temple trails weather permitting and watch the wildlife. It is very well preserved and the building itself is open to everyone for visits.

1  Thank YJoy1
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The Temple is situated on 174 acres of prairie and woodland, with over two miles of trails. This whole area and Temple are magnificent! If you don't know about Eckankar, this is the best place to learn about it. The Temple is beautiful--not at all...More

2  Thank iamhappy
Reviewed October 4, 2016

My favorite part is the golden forest in the fall. The woods are so beautiful and peaceful. We took a long walk in the woods and low hills. The temple is amazingly serene and everyone is so pleasant!

4  Thank melissasnemeth
Reviewed August 9, 2016

The Temple of Eck is definitely worth a visit while you are in Chanhassen. It was very interesting to hear about what their beliefs are and to see their lovely building. Where else in Chanhassen can you hear about astral planes? Their lovely grounds are...More

5  Thank 7ContinentsExplored
Reviewed July 11, 2016

I walk the trails every so often and it is one of the most well maintained natural properties west of Minneapolis. Great flowers gardens as well. It has won awards for it's prairie conservation. It's not the Arboreteum (a must see) which is 4 miles...More

4  Thank MarkEdwr
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Kathy W
May 19, 2017|
Response from YJoy1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can call 952-380-2200 for updated tour hours. Currently tour hours are 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. on Mon., Wed., Fri. Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Sunday: 11:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Other Sundays: 2:00 p.m.