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Address: 749 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone Number: 801 972 7800
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Weird folk art you really ought to see to believe.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

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Mtn. West
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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South Carolina, Usa
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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.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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.

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Morongo Valley, California
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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Boulder, Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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