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Gilgal Gardens, Salt Lake City

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  • A friend took us to this unique and somewhat quirky garden that has a devotion to Joseph Smith, who was the Mormon's first leader. It is small and free (donations accepted) to walk around. I considere...  more »
  • This is one of the most unique places to visit in Salt Lake. It used to be privately owned, but now visitors are welcome to visit. You must see this when you visit SLC.  more »
  • This is one of Salt Lakes hidden historic places created by a stone mason a true pioneer who put to rock scriptural stories and history!  more »
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  • Interesting, quirky place to visit in Salt Lake to experience some eccentric Mormon folk art. It's a garden containing a variety of Mormon-themed sculptures and structures, the most distinctive being a rough-hewn Sphinx with Joseph Smith's head on a lion's body. The park was originally the artist's back yard, so it is small and you can see everything in a few minutes. It's fairly well maintained, but unfortunately you can see the effects of time and vandalism on the pieces.
  • Awesome place - you need to see it! There are times it is closed, but when the gates are open you can just walk in like a regular park. No admission fee, but donations are accepted for the group that keeps it maintained. Unique sculptures.
  • This is a Utah hidden gem! If you haven’t go and explored this park then you need to get on it! This place is full of art and sculptures. A ton of history about Utah and Mormons. It is very interesting to get a view of all this art and history that you might not be aware of. If you are just visiting Salt Lake City you should defiantly come check out this park. They have a lot of stuff in here that will help you get a feel for why Utah is the way it is. If you live here and you haven’t check this park out then get on it.
  • Very small garden with the garden entrance tucked between two houses. Nothing very special about it for us. We did get a few nice pictures but that was really all. I would describe it as an expression of the Mormon religion. There were some scriptures and hymns on walking stones, which were interesting to read. We spend 15 minutes here at the most. At least it was free. They could have made it more interesting by posting signs in front of each scripture, or maybe numbering each scripture and having a flyer with info relating. We visited here on Feb 2, 2018.
  • This was a very interesting park to visit. Very essentric! It was very cold and windy the day I went. I have lived here, in the valley all my life and had no idea this existed. I have told a few people about this place.
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