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.
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.
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