Precious Moments Chapel & Gift Shoppe
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Precious Moments Chapel & Gift Shoppe


Called the “American Sistine Chapel,” the walls of this attraction are covered with murals featuring the wide-eyed, angelic characters of artist Samuel J. Butcher. Founded in 1989, the chapel contains 84 hand-painted murals and 30 works of stained glass, all crafted by Butcher himself, which retell treasured Bible stories.

Butcher created the chapel as a way of saying “thanks” to God for everything good in his life. In 2015, Timmy’s Tower was added to the Precious Moments complex as a tribute to Butcher’s late son.

Collectors of Precious Moments figurines will enjoy browsing at the world’s largest Precious Moments Gift Shoppe here, which features the current collection as well as the Archive Collection and Christmas Shoppe. If you get hungry during your visit to the complex, you can grab a quick meal or a sweet snack at the Royal Delights Cafe.

Free tours are offered daily

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602 S. Main Street    Joplin, MO 64801    800.657.2534
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