Petersen Rock Garden and Museum

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Petersen Rock Garden and Museum

Petersen Rock Garden and Museum
3.5
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3.5
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Jerry
1 contribution
Very interesting
May 2021
Very rundown and in need of care. It's good days have past but still worth the visit. Recommend visiting when here. Peacocks were beautiful.
Written May 31, 2021
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Sandi M
Rainier, OR50 contributions
Worth $10!!
May 2021 • Family
This garden holds a special place in my heart as I used to visit here as a child. The artistry and dedication put into its creation helped me to overlook the lack of caretaking. I loved watching the peafowl strut their stuff and even got to pet a sweet pup. It needs TLC and I hope someone will give it the attention it deserves. To lose a treasure like this would be tragic.
Written May 23, 2021
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Marty K
1 contribution
Amazing Find in Central Oregon
May 2021 • Couples
This site is amazing! Yes, it is a little run down, but the sheer artistry and dedication that went into this work is beyond words. The museum and gift shop were open. The added attracion of the peacocks wondering the site gave it a fairy tale feeling. This is a central Oregon treasure that should be seen by all. It is worth the trip.
Written May 6, 2021
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Vegas Trippers
Fidalgo Island, WA235 contributions
Woth a Peek
Jun 2020
We drove by and viewed this site from the road. The origionator clearly put a lot of effort into this, but it has seen better days.
Written June 7, 2020
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SmallWonder
Phoenix, AZ631 contributions
Legacy badly in need of Love
Oct 2019
Very interesting folk art. The effort of one man, he began constructing the garden in 1935 at the age of 52, using rocks he found near his home (85-mi radius). He built mini castles, buildings, churches & replicas of USA monuments. He incorporated bridges, water features & landscaping. He passed away in 1952 & evidently the garden remains in his family's care. I use the term “care” loosely as it is need of a lot of TLC. There was no one there when we visited, so we put our fee in the provided lock box & wandered around this little gem showcasing one man’s passion. The museum was closed so we weren’t able to see what that was like. The imaginative artistry is lovely, and done with such a variety of rocks, glass, shells and passion. We happened to be in the area which is why we took the time to visit. Glad we did, bit honestly, it is not a site I would tell someone they “must see”, or go out of your way to visit. That said, this genre of folk art is part of history, and that is always worth seeing and appreciating.
Written October 18, 2019
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SusanBDickinson
Dickinson, TX34 contributions
Go but don't expect to much.
Sep 2019
By all means go to Petersen Rock Garden. If you can look past the neglect you can see the beauty of this art. The place is run down but still worth the visit.
Written September 10, 2019
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Chuck B
Houston, TX654 contributions
A unique review of this man's life
Sep 2019
My wife and I visited here on 9/7/19. It is inconceivable to me that this place of beauty can be so run down. It was after 10a but on one at the Museum and no one to break a $20 for the entry fee. Weeds and peacock poo everywhere. It was worth just seeing the fantastic work this man did and feel maybe the City of Redmond could step in and make this a showcase for their city.
Written September 7, 2019
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Jeff M
St. Marys, GA31 contributions
Amazing Work of a Lifetime
Sep 2019
If you read other reviews, some mention the attraction being in disrepair. I can’t disagree, but still worth the visit. The rock garden is the achievement of one man’s dream and hard work. He did a wonderful job. The man died and a distant relative now runs it.
When we went the grounds were mowed and the exhibits had some weeds here and there. Don’t let that stop you. $6.00 to get in and stroll among exhibits that were a labor of love. There are bridges that crossover beautiful ponds covered with lily pads and cattails. Peacocks roam the grounds as well.
If you are in Redmond, treat yourself.
Written September 3, 2019
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twalesrn
McCleary, WA25 contributions
Rock Lover's Paradise
Aug 2019 • Friends
When you walk around this amazing place get it out of your mind that it might not be perfectly groomed. Walk around and appreciate that ONE man over about 17 years collected beautiful rocks of all kinds, huge pieces of petrified wood and what I believe to be a giant meteorite and created amazing replicas of Americana, castles with moats and what look to be rock cathedrals. The community of Redmond, OR needs to get behind this amazing piece of their history. It is a gem worthy of being seen by all who pass through the Redmond area. Absolutely loved it and will return.
Written August 20, 2019
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Bartholomew2
Orland, CA74 contributions
Aging but should see it
Jun 2019
Has been around a long time, and is showing its age. But, still amazing that someone took the time to acutally create all of the displays in rocks!
Written July 3, 2019
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