Holy City of the Wichitas


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Located in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, this 66-acre area looks much like Israel during Biblical times, and is the site of the nation's longest running Easter passion play, "The Prince of Peace." Attendance reached an all-time high in 1939 when 225,000 visitors jammed Audience Hill for the sunrise performance. Other attractions include a memorial for the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, a Veterans Walkway, and the World Chapel, which has become a popular wedding locale. Donations appreciated.


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Located approximately 22 miles NW of Lawton, or 10 miles W of I-44. In the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.


34.742380, -98.59113
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  • http://www.rootsweb.com/~okcomanc/holycity.html
    Built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the mid 1930's, the Holy City is located on 110 acres and features 22 native granite buildings. A natural amphitheater is the setting for the nation's longest running Easter passion play in America.

    Holy City was founded by Reverend Anthony Mark Wallock who viewed the Wichita Mountains as resembling the hills and mountains of the Holy Land. The Chapel of the Holy City, built of native stone, was completed in 1936. The design, inspired by a church in Alexandria, Virginia, is reminiscent of an Old World Temple.
  • http://www.rootsweb.com/~okcomanc/okcmemorial.html
    This memorial was built in memory of those whose lives were lost in the Oklahoma City Bombing and is located in the Holy City, Wichita Mountains, Comanche Co. Names of All who died in the bombing is carved in each brick at the base.

    This memorial was built in memory of those whose lives were lost in the Oklahoma City Bombing and is located in the Holy City, Wichita Mountains, Comanche Co. Names of All who died in the bombing is carved in each brick at the base.
  • TravelOK.com - Holy City of the Wichitas

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