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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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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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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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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171 helpful votes 171 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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Bountiful, Utah, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Worth looking into! It is kind of hard to find and hidden between two old houses which makes it all the more fun. Not a total must see if you are vacationing. Recommended highly for people who live in the valley or Northern Utah area. Well kept, safe.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Gilgal Sculpture Garden used to be called The Secret Garden and is hidden in downtown Salt Lake City. Just follow the address and park in the 45* parking stalls out front, it's not too difficult to find. The garden was created by Thomas B Child, Jr. an active member and leader of the LDS Church. At first glance, the garden... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I simply love this place. You just need to see it to know what I mean (if you can find it). It's a funky whimsical little place hidden away in a crook right behind Chucka-a-Rama on 400 S in SLC. Very unexpected and refreshing. You might call it an indigenous Mormon Place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Pretty cool little garden. I have heard people talk about it for years, it was nice to finially see it for my self. It was a little hard to find, but worth the block circling (thanks Google Maps for all the "rerouting"). The garden did get us into in a some interesting veins of conversation. Not a must see in... More

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