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Address: 749 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102-2905
Phone Number: 801 972 7800
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Interesting art garden

This is a unique, small garden area with a lot of sculptures and quotes/verse sprinkled throughout the area. It took us about fifteen minutes to browse. I liked the interpretive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
V4044AXstephaniel
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice quiet place to take a bag lunch or a great place to take the kids to learn about local artist. I find this place fascinating.

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Thank Irhobbitish
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique, small garden area with a lot of sculptures and quotes/verse sprinkled throughout the area. It took us about fifteen minutes to browse. I liked the interpretive designs/sculptures. I loved the flower gardens too.

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Thank V4044AXstephaniel
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73 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe my expectations were too high for this, having recently visited the Minnesota Art Park. Yes, there are cute statues, and the biblical readings on the rocks were fun to read. However, I think our total visit lasted about 20 minutes. Even the pictures on trip advisor made it look like there were more statues than there really were.... More 

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Thank Jill L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether interested in LDS history or seeing what's available locally, Gilgal Gardens does not disappoint. There's no fees for parking or attendance to distract from what's offered.

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slc, ut
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13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden is an easy place to visit. It is small but full of interesting stone carvings with a lot of in the ground placards that are worth taking the time to read. It is nestled between two homes so the entrance can be a bit confusing - you feel like you are going into someone's backyard.

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Salt Lake City
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172 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 8 year old grandson was quickly bored - it was hot, over 100F., maybe that was part of the problem. But those interested in religions or in Mormonism in particular may find this quirky circle of sacred stones fascinating, one man's testimony in symbolic, chiseled stone carvings and scriptures. Brochures you may keep or return describe each sculpture. Wheelchair... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The creepy factor was huge back when this wasn't a public garden, and people would often jump the fence to come gaze at the Joseph Smith face on the Sphinx body. The place is just weird. Now that you can come view it legally, it's lost some of its forbidden crazy appeal, but it's definitely worth a trip. Great date... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I thought this was a rather peculiar place when I visited it. Obviously this was one man's personal interest, and since he had the money and skill to pursue his interest he did. It has religious roots and significance to him and to his family. I found it rather creepy myself.

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Thank basketbunny1
Salt Lake City, Utah
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is one of SLC's hidden gems. It's part history, part religious and a whole lot of weird. The sphinx with the Joseph Smith face is the highlight for me, but really you can get lost for a good hour just wandering around and reading all of the scriptures carved in the stone. It's near Trolley Square so it's a... More 

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Thank NoMadsen_
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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A really unique garden. Extremely nice layout. Short walk - like walking thru a big back yard. Well maintained. Enjoyed it.

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