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Address: 749 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone Number: 801 972 7800

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...a secret garden of sorts...

...if you are close to Trolley Square, take a few minutes to visit this strange little secret in Salt Lake...if you are LDS you might make some sense of it, but maybe not!...the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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Sandy, Utah
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Morongo Valley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a small sculpture garden near U of Utah campus. Clean, nicely maintained works by Thomas B. Church. His connection to God and love of America is clear. These works and the scriptures can be enjoyed by ANYONE who appreciates seeing the outward manifestations of a person`s heart and soul. A little tricky to find due to one way... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We just bumped into this small park. Could not make out much of it apart from the some nice sculpting. Still recommend to visit this if you are anywhere in Salt Lake city.

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Redmond, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a wonderful pocket park near trolley square. Filled with wonderful folk art style sculptures (many with a loving LDS theme) it is well worth a visit.

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Sandy, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

...if you are close to Trolley Square, take a few minutes to visit this strange little secret in Salt Lake...if you are LDS you might make some sense of it, but maybe not!...the history of its inception is interesting and a great deal of effort was expended to create the specific sculptures...just really not sure of the motivation....still an interesting... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I find Salt Lake City to be sort of strange and wonderful in general, and Gilgal Gardens is a perfect example of why. Where else in the world would you ever find a tiny, eclectic and fabulously peculiar sculpture garden...in what is essentially someone's back yard? There is a sphinx with Joseph Smith's face on it, a monument to peace... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

So... you go down the block, around the corner- park behind that old building, and walk between those two old houses, and suddenly you find yourself somewhere between the minds of Tim Burton and Salvador Dali. Good stuff. This is Salt Lake City's mini-equivalent of Rubel Farms (So. California)- if you ever had the chance to go there. It's a... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

An enormous amount of work went into transporting large, heavy boulders to this place, plus carving and engraving. That in itself is a reason to visit Gilgal Gardens. Unfortunately, they were out of brochures the day we visited, so we walked around reading scriptures and coming up with our own interpretation of what each sculpture meant. Joseph Smith's face on... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After reading all of these other rave reviews, I walked over 3 miles to the garden, hoping to enjoy this unique collection of sculptures. I checked the website and summer hours were listed as 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. I arrived about 9:15 in the morning and it was completely locked up. Two people living in the neighborhood suggested I... More 

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Uath
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gilgal Garden 749 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT is, in our view as Utah residents, one of the top sights in SLC (Salt Lake City). It has a web site for map. You will arrive in front of a modest semi-suburban house. This is the right place. Ignore what you see. Go down the walk at the side... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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414 reviews 414 reviews
193 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is one of those places that will make you really think Mormons are strange. I remember sneaking in here as a kid we though it was the coolest place in SLC. My kids thought it was really weird and were kind of bored to be honest but worth the visit.

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