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The Traveler’s Chapel – Tiny Church in Nashville, Illinois

The Traveler’s Chapel is a tiny church in Nashville, Illinois. Unlike some other small churches that look like shrunken versions of normal-sized chapels, this one looks like a mini log cabin on stilts, with a long wood path leading you from parking lot to prayer.

The rustic church lives on a field next to a BP gas station, on Hwy 127, just off the Nashville exit on Interstate 64.

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Inside the tiny church there are no church pews but there is a padded piece of wood for kneeling in prayer, a floor-to-ceiling cross, and bible verses written on the plywood walls.

Since 2010 the rickety traveler’s chapel has been fenced off with no trespassing signs, and visitors are no longer allowed to walk the path and enter. But the Illinois roadside attraction is still visible from afar.

The Traveler's Chapel - a tiny church in Nashville, Illinois
The Traveler's Chapel - a tiny church in Nashville, Illinois
The Traveler's Chapel - a tiny church in Nashville, Illinois
The Traveler's Chapel - a tiny church in Nashville, Illinois
The Traveler's Chapel - a tiny church in Nashville, Illinois
The Traveler's Chapel - a tiny church in Nashville, Illinois

Want to see more tiny churches on your next road trip? Visit the Miniature Church in Golden City, Missouri; Missouri’s Smallest Church in Mount Vernon, Missouri; and Blue Mound Wayside Chapel in Luverne, Minnesota.


The Traveler’s Chapel – Tiny Church

Address: 11724 IL-127 #1, Nashville, IL
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See


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The Traveler’s Chapel is a tiny church in Nashville, Illinois. This mini log cabin on stilts leads from parking lot to prayer next to a BP gas station. Visit this roadside attraction on an Illinois road trip.

VALerie BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.