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Petersen Rock Garden and Museum

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Address: 7930 SW 77th St, Redmond, OR 97756-9073
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Sadly Run Down

I had looked forward to visiting this garden for most of my life, and when we finally went, it was sadly under-maintained. There were dry weeds all over and some of the stone... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oregon
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had looked forward to visiting this garden for most of my life, and when we finally went, it was sadly under-maintained. There were dry weeds all over and some of the stone structures were falling apart. Sad that this has happened, I hope someone rejuvenate it so it isn't lost to history!

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Redmond, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found it amazing. Mr. Peterson's vison of geology expressed in a way I've never seen before. It is a true work of art. Then add the peacocks, and this place is very unique, and one place you will enjoy. I did. What imagination. Too cool!

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Redmond, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Not as cared for again. 20 yrs ago this place was grand. Then it was run down badly. 2 yrs ago man and women was working it and it showed. Stopped by this fall and looks like it took a tumble. Sad. This needs a lifetime commitment by someone who loves what they do.

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Thank Aseret M
Central Oregon, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

For locals, the Petersen Rock Garden has always been that unique little gem that was slightly in need of repair.....however, recently, the Rock Garden has been updated, fixed, repaired and looks absolutely beautiful! What a lot of work has been put into it! And what a unique place! Whether you are a rock-hound or not, the Gardens will be a... More 

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Thank Alisha B
Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

During our latest visit, there was a restored "Swan Boat" out on the water. Hope the renovations continue on this great piece of "roadside" Americana. Admission is by the honor system so please be honorable and stuff the box with your admission dollars to help keep Peterson Rock Garden open. As I said in my last review they need to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Our family has included Peterson rock gardens for decades and it's always fun. The peacocks and cats are a real treat.

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Thank Mike M
Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Peterson Rock Garden in Redmond is a marvel at the passion and skills of a Danish immigrant, the late Rasmus Peterson. I was blown away at the millions of rocks used in the sculptures, buildings, ponds, statues, fountains, bridges and rock museum. The variety of lava rocks, stones and material used is just plain awesome. Mr. Peterson passed away... More 

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Central Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

OK, I've wrote a review before the "renovation" and found it not very enjoyable. Just went back again - at the urging of a visiting relative and found it in the same sad shape. Could be very nice. Maybe weed the walking paths and dust a little in the gift shop/museum at least 1x/mo. Man, I'm gonna try not to... More 

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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

After many trips through the area, our family finally decided to stop in. What a fantastic little roadside oddity. I would have loved to have seen it while Mr. Petersen was still alive.

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Littleton, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Pretty cool that someone actually created all of these rock sculptures by hand. Interesting to see all the different types of rocks collected locally. Fun to see the peacocks and chickens roaming free That being said, the property is fairly run down and could use a good weed whacking and mow job. The museum seems like it hasn't been dusted... More 

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