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Petersen Rock Garden and Museum

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7930 SW 77th St, Redmond, OR 97756-9073
+1 541-382-5574
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Sad! Really run down, needs upkeep & maintenance. A lot of work has been done to build it up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TRAVELL LLOVER
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MIDWEST
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This is a truly unique place :)

Peterson Rock Garden is truly unique. Built from the founders love..,,his relatives are trying to... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
nuthirty
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Oregon
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7930 SW 77th St, Redmond, OR 97756-9073
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+1 541-382-5574
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sad! Really run down, needs upkeep & maintenance. A lot of work has been done to build it up. Appears to be allowed to deteriorate.

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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Peterson Rock Garden is truly unique. Built from the founders love..,,his relatives are trying to refurbish. To all the haters leaving their awful reviews....stop it! The relatives are really trying to refurbish and it takes money. I have visited several times and brought a picnic...More

1  Thank nuthirty
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Besides the entire place being a mess and unkept the person that answers the phone is of no help. I called and set up a time to meet at the museum because it isn’t jut open with a live person. When I called two minutes...More

Thank 929alessandrat
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

This was my first visit since 1968, and the place has fallen into disrepair. I understand it was closed for sometime, but the family reopened the park in hopes of getting donations from patrons to restore the exhibits.

Thank Onesam97
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

I've been visiting this place for decades and wanted to see how it's stood the test of time. It hasn't. What was once delightful, amazing, well-crafted is now just awful, totally disrespecting Mr. Petersen's legacy. There is a $6.00 on-your-honor admission, which I suspect few...More

Thank Ann K
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Sad to see one man's artistic creation in such very bad condition. The grounds and buildings are surrounded with trash, disabled vehicles and a decrepit trailer. What is even more sad is that with very little effort (get out there with a trash bag and...More

Thank PV1943
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Expected a nice place. While there were interesting rocks and minerals, most of the area is run-down and in need of repair.

Thank sgstrauss1
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

I drive by signs for Petersen Rock Garden daily and after 7 years I finally stopped. A tremendous amount of time and creativity went into creating the pieces at Peterson Rock Garden. Mr. Petersen was extremely talented and constructed very detailed displays. In it's prime,...More

Thank RemondExplorer
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here just to kill a little time before checking in to our room in Redmond. It was great! The things this gentleman created with rocks is amazing. When you stop to look at the actual rocks themselves, the variety is equally surprising. This...More

1  Thank Lori W
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

This would have been great to see after it had been restored, but unfortunately, it has once again been run down. If you have a good imagination, you can visualize what it might have looked like when it's creator created it. He would be devastated...More

Thank Andrea T
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Dinobo
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Response from Debi D | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, your question does not seam to go with my remark that I put on Trip Advisor about Peterson Rock Garden. I do know that there is a donation box on site but I did not mention that in my comment.
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