We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Precious Moments Park

4321 S Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-8850
+1 800-543-7975
Review Highlights
A beautiful place to visit

We have stopped here several times when we are passing through. The gardens are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Unexpected Extraordinary Experience

We were familiar with Precious Moments figurines but never collected them or know their history. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine D
Newnan, Georgia
Read all 271 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
A 6,400-square-foot sanctuary containing 52 Biblical murals.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stained glass” (15 reviews)
“gift shop” (36 reviews)
“sam butcher” (20 reviews)
4321 S Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-8850
+1 800-543-7975
Write a Review
Reviews (271)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 270 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stopped here several times when we are passing through. The gardens are beautiful, although at this time of year there is not too much in bloom. The gift shop has a nice assortment of precious things to purchase. The ladies working in the...More

Thank SharonEssexville
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were familiar with Precious Moments figurines but never collected them or know their history. We do now! ... and it is inspiring and touching. Plan to spend some time here and take in some of the stories behind Sam Butcher and his family.

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice surprise. My wife has been collecting Precious Moments figurines for 30+ years. We are glad we could walk through this wonderful chapel and park to learn more about Sam Butcher’s inspiration for his famous figurines.

Thank JGanote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry to say this but the whole place seems well out-of-date and a total time warp. The restaurant was closed and had been for quite some time. The gift shop was just average and nothing special. Gardens were beautiful.

Thank Schanuzer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this place from a friend. But by the time we found it it was closed. And that's no easy task. It's WAY off the road. But we did get pictures of the fountain. And they were beautiful.

Thank Queenie1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been about 16 years since the last time we visited this place. The last time we was there, there was a tram ride to tour the grounds and Fountain of Angels show. These two things appear to be gone now. The Bell Tower...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW!!! You know how precious moments are expensive? Well this is where the money is going. This place is huge!! The gardens are beautiful. The chapel is gorgeous. It is very religious which can make for some awkwardness. It is also amazing to see how...More

Thank Princeton1212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Precious Moments Chapel shortly after it was built (almost 30 years ago!) and, having some time available today, I thought that the wife would like to see the entire place. Thankfully, we were not on a tight time frame so we could...More

Thank steversjunk2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is what happens when one man's vision turns into a reality. Guided by inspiration and desire this man built a company and a complex that has touched many people's hearts and souls. This is a great place to reflect on life and count our...More

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Sam Butcher inspired art in every detail, fountains, buildings, and paintings similar to Michelangelo. Great for all ages, with very thoughtful presentations to capture the hearts of children.

1  Thank bob r
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Lucky J Restaurant & Arena
90 reviews
7.72 km away
Iggy's Diner
70 reviews
5.24 km away
Big Ben's BBQ Station
46 reviews
3.97 km away
Cave Gang Pizza & Pub
35 reviews
7.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jasper County Courthouse
71 reviews
8.03 km away
66 Drive-In Theatre
85 reviews
7.26 km away
Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square
14 reviews
8.02 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 October 2017|
Response from mireille5353 | Reviewed this property |
No food, tours are in the afternoon...as far as Monday, specifically, not sure.
Athenia I
16 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from momnmaine | Reviewed this property |
No, u don't get any free Precious Moments stuff. You need to buy things from gift shop. Tour is free. Food good prices I think.
16 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from momnmaine | Reviewed this property |
Camp ground is no longer in use. You can always call for more info too