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Temple of Tolerance

203 S Wood St, Wapakoneta, OH 45895-1723
+1 419-738-4474
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Eccentric Rock Garden

A woman at the Air & Space Museum pointed us in this direction since we were in town as tourists... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kyle L
,
Lima, Ohio
Unique

We have been here multiple times. Every time we go it seems that something has changed. Always... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Dana S
,
Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
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“backyard” (12 reviews)
“rocks” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
203 S Wood St, Wapakoneta, OH 45895-1723
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+1 419-738-4474
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A woman at the Air & Space Museum pointed us in this direction since we were in town as tourists. It was a little hard to find at first as it is tucked away in someone's backyard. It is a peaceful place that has multiple...More

Thank Kyle L
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We have been here multiple times. Every time we go it seems that something has changed. Always evolving! Such a unique place, it puts Wapakoneta on the map!

Thank Dana S
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was the third visit to the Temple of Tolerance over the past 2 years. This time, I packed a good book and a bottle of water. I also brought my exchange student and her friend. I found cozy areas such as the porch swing...More

1  Thank Pinkiu
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

I read the reviews and honestly didn't expect much. My husband and I had some time to explore and thought why not. When we arrived to the house there is no specific entry into the area and honestly we were creeped out at first. My...More

1  Thank lindseybet
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Every year I visit Wapakoneta and come here for the Thursday night open jam. The man who designed this place must be amazing. The formations and design never gets old.

Thank Michelle A
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you need to escape from the hustle and bustle around you, then slip into this quiet back yard. It just goes on and on with creations of the artist who lives here. He uses rocks and architectural fragments and found objects to express himself,...More

1  Thank mobile314
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Although it like looks like a merely quirky garden from the front, it's a magically unfolding wonderland of rocks (how did he get them there?), antique found art, and plaques. Go exploring by twilight. We came back the next day at noon and it was...More

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

What's to see in a small town like Wapakoneta besides the museum dedicated to Neil Armstrong? How about the Temple of Tolerance! This beautiful property of stones, rocks, and boulders behind the owner, Jim Bowsher's house, has a story, people, and history linked to each...More

Thank Debra O
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We found it! It was raining and Mom could not do with her walker Next time, we will try again! Would love for my sister to see, she loves rocks!!!

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have visited this outdoor attraction several times, it is a mod podge of different elements. At first I found it strange that it was in the backyard of a private residence. But your free to just walk in the back and explore which I...More

Thank denvergrrl7
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leprecaun28
30 March 2018|
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Response from mobile314 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September, and just showed up. There was no gate and no attendant.
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Scott S
22 October 2016|
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Response from Kimberly B | Reviewed this property |
They are not necessarily open or closed. He welcomes people into his yard (Temple) in hopes that you will respect his place and leave it as you found it. From my understanding, if he is there, he may come out to answer... More
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Brenda B
19 August 2015|
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Response from Jeff R | Reviewed this property |
203 S Wood Street, wapokaneta. It's on the West side of the road. Have fun!! Take bug spray!
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