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Cool place tucked in a back yard - need to go back when plants are blooming

We stopped in today (after circling the block 3 times to find the right path (alley) to take there... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2019
New Carlisle, Ohio
Surprise in back yard

This is an absolute hidden gem if I were ever asked to define "hidden gem". Jim is an ideal man... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2019
Brenda W
Lexington, Ohio
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203 S Wood St, Wapakoneta, OH 45895-1723
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

We stopped in today (after circling the block 3 times to find the right path (alley) to take there and found this gem tucked away but welcoming. The only problem is that it's been a very wet week so be sure to go when the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank comerharris
Reviewed March 4, 2019

This is an absolute hidden gem if I were ever asked to define "hidden gem". Jim is an ideal man for taking all complicated thoughts and making them carefree and simple again. He has a mind that is full of good and caring thoughts; if...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brenda W
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We stopped on our way back from a long car ride. We needed to get out and stretch our legs. What a cool place! Thank you to the owner for sharing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Demaree F
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Our family has been here 100's of times. It is the most amazing place !! You can come with your family and explore, or come alone as I have many times and just relax. I usually bring a book and find a quiet little nook...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robin B
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We loved the ambience of this quirky strange other earthly place. Owner was most entertaining ....brilliant man .. For the quaint and different ...go go go

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AaronFWA
Reviewed August 16, 2018

A woman at the Air & Space Museum pointed us in this direction since we were in town as tourists. It was a little hard to find at first as it is tucked away in someone's backyard. It is a peaceful place that has multiple...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank litseyk
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We have been here multiple times. Every time we go it seems that something has changed. Always evolving! Such a unique place, it puts Wapakoneta on the map!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dana S
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This was the third visit to the Temple of Tolerance over the past 2 years. This time, I packed a good book and a bottle of water. I also brought my exchange student and her friend. I found cozy areas such as the porch swing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

I read the reviews and honestly didn't expect much. My husband and I had some time to explore and thought why not. When we arrived to the house there is no specific entry into the area and honestly we were creeped out at first. My...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lindseybet
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Every year I visit Wapakoneta and come here for the Thursday night open jam. The man who designed this place must be amazing. The formations and design never gets old.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Michelle A
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March 30, 2018|
Response from mobile314 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September, and just showed up. There was no gate and no attendant.
Scott S
October 22, 2016|
Response from Kimberly B | Reviewed this property |
They are not necessarily open or closed. He welcomes people into his yard (Temple) in hopes that you will respect his place and leave it as you found it. From my understanding, if he is there, he may come out to answer... More
Brenda B
August 19, 2015|
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Response from Jeff R | Reviewed this property |
203 S Wood Street, wapokaneta. It's on the West side of the road. Have fun!! Take bug spray!