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“Getting there is the hard part: 1 mile south of Point Lobos” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gravity Garden

Gravity Garden
Highway 1 and Fern Canyon Road, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #19 of 25 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sunnyvale, CA
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“Getting there is the hard part: 1 mile south of Point Lobos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were visiting Point Lobos, and looked up Gravity Gardens, and saw that it was only a mile away, so off we went.

The hardest thing about this place is finding it. On Highway 1, drive 7/10ths of a mile south of the Point Lobos State park entrance, and you will come to a cross road of Fern Canyon, with a gas station and art gallery on the left. Pull into the parking lot of the art gallery, and walk a few yards to the intersection of Fern Canyon and Highway 1. On your right will be a front yard with piles of stones. This is Gravity Gardens.

There is a placard on the tree closest to Highway 1 which identifies the place formally as Gravity Gardens.

Gravity Gardens consists of rock on rock balanced on top of one another. The most awesome example is a big 6,600 lb yellow rectangular rock balanced on its tip onto a flat yellow rock. There are other incredible examples of huge boulders stacked precariously atop of other rocks.

Unfortunately the proprietor was busy getting ready for a show, but said to go ahead and check out the place. No charge.

How does he stack up these monster rocks on top of each other? Well he uses a heavy duty pulley system, complete with chains and metal support poles. Absolutely incredible. I would have liked to have seen him hoist one of the monsters into position on top of the rocks.

Needless to say don't try leaning on any of the big boulders!. Nor, would you want to be here during an earth tremor!

Visited February 2013
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“FABULOUS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

What made our visit so neat was that the artist was right there and he explained everything to us. He made the trip worthwhile-otherwise I am not sure you would understand what it was all about. He should have a brochure that you can read. We did have a heck of a time finding it. It was fun and most enjoyable.

Visited September 2012
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“Cool little spot!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Just a bunch of rocks in what looks like some guys back yard. We went on a Sunday and just parked wherever we could. The property needs more signs and directions but overall a cool little place.

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“You might miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Right off the 1. Directly after a general store and a gas station. This place is amazing and worth the visit. Ironic how such peace and tranquility can be on a lot right next to one of the most renowned freeways in California! The ariist is explanding his work, I encourage to walk around the entire property to gather in the full experience. HE has stacks of rocks vistors can stack themselves!! Also checkout his website, Rockstacker.com you be nothing short of amazed!

Visited December 2011
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