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Gilgal Gardens

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Address: 749 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone Number: 801 972 7800
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It was a little tricky to find and missed it the first time. Good for a quick stop and some cute pictures. Park on street. Free admission was nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nancy L

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English first
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408 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a little tricky to find and missed it the first time. Good for a quick stop and some cute pictures. Park on street. Free admission was nice.

Thank Nancy L
Level Contributor
54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a neat place, small, and felt out of place to me, but cool. It wouldn't be top on my list of things to have to see, but was neat.

Thank Jessica B
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Though small, we wound up taking almost 2 hours appreciating the sculptures of a man who clearly heard the beat of a very unique drum. There are locals who have never been to this place in their life, so be sure you have clear directions. Bring your camera!

Thank Smilie F
Las Vegas, Nevada
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Really kooky and weird place to visit - a look at Mormonism thru a funhouse mirror. The sculptures and grounds themselves are well-kept and the art is intriguing.

Thank bookman1995
Mtn. West
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Back in the early '90s, I had a friend take me to Gilgal Gardens to see the Joseph Smith Sphinx. I've returned every few years since. Tucked behind Chuck A Rama / Wonder Bread Factory / EX Wife's Place, this sculpture garden is one of SLC's original counter-culture destinations...up there with Emo's Grave and the Lime Kilns.

1 Thank HoldenGreen
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27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Really have to see it to believe it. A really hidden away park in the middle of a suburban neighborhood. A statue of the Sphinx with Joseph Smith's head. It really is worth passing up but if you are bored and happen to be in the area, give it a look see.

Thank Reginaldo S
South Carolina, Usa
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Small garden with many weird sculptures, rather easy to miss. Good photo ops for kids and adults alike. Fun 15 minutes.

Thank TimeVariant
Daytona Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place is both weird interesting. I have never seen such a display of sculptures that were so abstract in my life. A bird house on a pole followed by a giant stack of books , Nebuchadnezzar's dream ,Joseph Smiths head on a sphinx a grotto and so on. An Art major would have a blast here.

Thank Petergun1962
Morongo Valley, California
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Pamela P
Boulder, Colorado
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79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

Thank Abhirup D

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