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Gilgal Gardens

749 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
801 972 7800
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: Peaceful outdoor museum. Many astonishing installations of stone carved with oxy-acetalene torches. Sculptures are LDS themed but still interesting... more »
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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
135 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wonderful Garden to visit. The sculpture are well done and the gardens are well kept. It was very easy to miss if you are not paying attention. They had a box at the entry with a booklet describing each sculpture and a lot about the artist. You will not be disappointed if you save time to see this exhibit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised stop on our bike tour, good history, unusual art. Well maintained grounds and gardens nestled in a residential neighborhood ..

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Los Angeles
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is such a peaceful interesting garden to visit. The sculptures are varied and fascinating. I wish there had been some descriptive plaques to the history of the gardens, and maybe explanations to what the art meant to the artist. It is definitely worth a visit

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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is a small garden with sculptures. Nice serenity. Needs more loving care of the garden. It's not hard to find the place. We have to park 2 blocks away. Place is between 2 old houses.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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49 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great place to sit peacefully and read or enjoy the summer evenings. it's well maintained, the flowers are beautiful and it's a bit of a hidden gem. Very unique experience in the heart of Sugarhouse.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is a well-kept and peaceful garden with interesting sculptures and room to reflect. If you're into folk art environments, this one is particularly classy. The plantings complement the artwork, and the sculptures are more "artistic" than some of the more rustic forms that grassroots artists usually fill their backyards with.

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Oslo, Norway
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211 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We enjoyed this quaint little park with it's sculptures and the inscribed poems and scriptures. It's very small, and you'll never find it if you're not looking. But it's not far from downtown.

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