AAA Editor Notes
St. Mary's Catholic Church is atop Mount Bethel, 5 mi. s. of I-40 exit 41 on SR 186. This basilica-type church was dedicated in 1879 and is known for its original paintings by German artist Fridolin Fuchs. Four bells, weighing a total of nearly 6,400 pounds, hang in a 120-foot tower, and 29 stained-glass windows grace the interior. The frescoes are covered in gold leaf.