Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens is at 4321 S. Chapel Rd. The chapel was conceived and designed by artist Samuel J. Butcher, who in the 1970s began drawing teardrop-eyed children called “Precious Moments” to convey messages to family and friends. He further developed his signature style by depicting biblical events, which are reflected in 30 stained-glass windows and 84 murals covering the chapel's walls and ceiling. The east gallery displays a large collection of porcelain figurines and some of Butcher's early artistic work. The grounds are adorned with flower gardens, fountains and statues of inspirational figures.
Hours: Chapel open daily 9-5, visitor center daily 9-5:30, early Mar. through Dec. 31; chapel and visitor center daily 10-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.