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Petersen Rock Garden & Museum, Redmond

(3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • 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. Th...  more »
  • 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 absol...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Really interesting looking place but closed right now. You can do it from the road but can't go in. Hopefully they will make the necessary repairs and open it up again to the public. I'll be going back.
  • Currently closed. Looks like a nice places to spend time with family but it will be nice if owner can keep info updated so people don't drive 2 hours and find that the place is closed.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Interesting roadside attraction. Not worth the cost though. The owner could use some personality training.