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Petersen Rock Garden & Museum, Redmond

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3.1/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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  • 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 hon...  read more »
  • Our family has included Peterson rock gardens for decades and it's always fun. The peacocks and cats are a real treat. 
  • 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, ...  read more »
  • This is a piece of Central Oregon history, that is truly off the beaten path, and exceptionally unique. I want so badly to give this a higher rating, because the obvious amount of artistic love that was poured into this place is so monumental. In fact, that is what this is: monuments. The garden is a very large walkthrough (and on top of) collection of stones, shells, mineral samples, and more that has been assembled into bridges, houses, and mountains of art. You cannot picture this in your mind, it must be seen. With peacocks and chickens roaming openly throughout, and an inside museum of rock and fossil samples, it is a great place to wander. Bring a lunch and eat at one of the picnic tables. But there is a problem that needs to be addressed: decay. Over the decades things have begun to fall apart. From tree root upheaval to concrete cracks, things have begun to go downhill. Some repairs have been begun, but you get the sense that they may not be able to catch up. The State of Oregon should seriously consider making this a historical landmark and give them some financial assistance, or this treasure just might be lost to future generations.
  • An absolute must stop. Amazing rocks and wow factor. My husband (35), son (12 yr) boy, nephew (9) mother (62) aunt (58) and myself all really enjoyed it. Black light room inside museum is intriguing. Very reasonable cost. Draw bridges were amazing. If you are in the area definitely go have a look!
  • Wow, the amount of work that was done here is astounding. You can tell there was passion behind every stone. Wonderful place, plan to spend some time and explore everything.
  • Eccentric and Unique. They have tons of peacocks and one of a kind rocks constructing one of a kind sculptures. Theu ask $6/person, but its kinda donation based.
  • What a treasure! Currently being restored to be even better! Intricate structures and peaceful paths. Our whole family loved it and I've already been recommending it to others!
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