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Petersen Rock Garden & Museum, Redmond

(3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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  • Our family decided to make a quick stop at a childhood memory. I remember visiting in the 80s on a class field trip. It was so sad to see how much the property has fallen into total disrepair. There w...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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 en...  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.