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Petersen Rock Garden and Museum

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Address: 7930 SW 77th St, Redmond, OR 97756-9073
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+1 541-382-5574

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ROADSIDE AMERICANA

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
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Murrieta, California
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Central Oregon, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 absolutely beautiful! What a lot of work has been put into it! And what a unique place! Whether you are a rock-hound or not, the Gardens will be a... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

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 honorable and stuff the box with your admission dollars to help keep Peterson Rock Garden open. As I said in my last review they need to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Our family has included Peterson rock gardens for decades and it's always fun. The peacocks and cats are a real treat.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

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, ponds, statues, fountains, bridges and rock museum. The variety of lava rocks, stones and material used is just plain awesome. Mr. Peterson passed away... More 

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Central Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

OK, I've wrote a review before the "renovation" and found it not very enjoyable. Just went back again - at the urging of a visiting relative and found it in the same sad shape. Could be very nice. Maybe weed the walking paths and dust a little in the gift shop/museum at least 1x/mo. Man, I'm gonna try not to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

After many trips through the area, our family finally decided to stop in. What a fantastic little roadside oddity. I would have loved to have seen it while Mr. Petersen was still alive.

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Littleton, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Pretty cool that someone actually created all of these rock sculptures by hand. Interesting to see all the different types of rocks collected locally. Fun to see the peacocks and chickens roaming free That being said, the property is fairly run down and could use a good weed whacking and mow job. The museum seems like it hasn't been dusted... More 

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Columbiana, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

In preparation for our vacation, l went to the library for materials. In one of the Oregon tour books I found an article entitled "Oddball Oregon." Peterson's Rock Garden was listed and I put it in our itinerary! Definitely a must see. Yes, it needs some attention to keep it in better condition, but the fact that one human being... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The amount of work that went into the rock sculptures is amazing! True, the museum needs work. There are no labels and things are just disorganized. However, to stroll around the gardens is to witness one man's vision and is certainly worth seeing.

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Bend, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This place is pretty neat.... in a kitchy sorta way. Old school, unique "attraction". This place is one of those, "oh my gosh, that dude did a ton of custom, amazing stuff". Great rocks, structures, and artistic landscaping. Not comparable to "new museums" and such, but this is a crazy, weird, fun place. Check it out.

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