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Gilgal Gardens

749 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
801 972 7800
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Colleyville, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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Uath
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13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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313 reviews 313 reviews
136 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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28 attraction reviews
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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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