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Petersen Rock Garden and Museum

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Interesting, but in much need of care.

We visited the rock garden while staying in Redmond. It was a short drive, and not hard to... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Thebes, Illinois
Weather Permitting I will be visiting the garden in 2 weeks

Even after reading the reviews of disappointed visitors I still plan on visiting the Petersen Rock... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Vero Beach, Florida
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All reviews worn down per adult fallen into disrepair loving care interesting place worth a stop gift shop peacocks donation structure restore sculptures outbuildings picnic moats crystals treasure
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

We visited the rock garden while staying in Redmond. It was a short drive, and not hard to find. When we arrived, no one seemed to be around. There were some trailers on the grounds, but only the dogs and the peacocks were stirring. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shapley_Hunter
Reviewed 26 September 2018

amazing way to show off your love of rocks and your collection. I read that it was not in good repair, but we found all areas in good condition. A very interesting place.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rhwilkin
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Even after reading the reviews of disappointed visitors I still plan on visiting the Petersen Rock Garden and Museum. I will be in town for my nieces wedding. My gait is unsteady,but I'll find a nice spot to sit and take in the artwork of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank iverogal
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I have taken my grandchildren here every year for the past 3 years. It has always looked like it needed help, but was still magical until this year. The shop was locked up, so we could not buy food to feed the peacocks or purchas...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Liz B
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Mr. Peterson's work is unique and beautiful! Apparently harsh winters make the concrete crack, so go ahead and pay that $6 honor fee -- his family really is working to preserve this Oregon landmark.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank everythingmustgo2018
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Found this place from a website. This is out of the way place and is intersting. There is an entrance fee of $6 per adult. The garden has not been maintained very well and they had a lot of peacocks. The garden is very intersting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank penahill
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Sad! Really run down, needs upkeep & maintenance. A lot of work has been done to build it up. Appears to be allowed to deteriorate.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Peterson Rock Garden is truly unique. Built from the founders love..,,his relatives are trying to refurbish. To all the haters leaving their awful reviews....stop it! The relatives are really trying to refurbish and it takes money. I have visited several times and brought a picnic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank nuthirty
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Besides the entire place being a mess and unkept the person that answers the phone is of no help. I called and set up a time to meet at the museum because it isn’t jut open with a live person. When I called two minutes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank 929alessandrat
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This was my first visit since 1968, and the place has fallen into disrepair. I understand it was closed for sometime, but the family reopened the park in hopes of getting donations from patrons to restore the exhibits.

Date of experience: July 2017
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14 September 2015|
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Response from Debi D | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, your question does not seam to go with my remark that I put on Trip Advisor about Peterson Rock Garden. I do know that there is a donation box on site but I did not mention that in my comment.