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International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park
Ranked #51 of 147 things to do in Salt Lake City
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Owner description: Park honoring over 26 different countries in an attempt to foster peace and friendship among all countries.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is a relaxing place to go and get away. It has been around a long time.

Thank Tami P
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English first
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,859 helpful votes
“Nice oasis on west side of SLC”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2011

This is part of a city park with flags and monuments from different countries dealing with peace in the world. A nice concept and a lovely area. It is somewhat out of the way on the west side of the city.

Visited June 2011
Thank Pnemiller
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8 reviews
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“I just went to the peace garden and I...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2010

I just went to the peace garden and I thought it was beautiful!!! It is September so everything was in bloom. It's very well kept and I'm surprised by the earlier underwhelming reviews. It is true some of the fountains were not working but the flowers and grass were very well kept. There are small portions of the garden created for different parts of the world and statues representing them. It doesn't cost anything and is very worth your time. I do agree that it might not be safe at night. We were there in late afternoon and there were some suspicious looking teens hanging out there but other than that seemed safe.

Thank CABhonolulu
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Tucson, Arizona
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“great concept but poor mainenance”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2010

the other reviewer pretty much said it all and i concur with that review. there are about 14 different gardens from different nationalities but maintenance is poor [fountains without water, structures falling apart and/or covered with graffiti, etc.]. red butte university gardens or thanksgiving gardens in the salt lake city area are much larger, nicer and immaculately maintained but they charge about six and eight dollars admission fee while these city gardens are free. adjacent to jordan park. neighbourhoold is unsavory and disreputable so keep away when dark but safe during regular daylight hours

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Salt Lake City
1 review
“Not So Enchanting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2007

While it's obvious that these gardens were once the object of someone's affection, maintence on the structures have fallen apart. The Gardens are attached to Jordan Park, and the groundskeeping is great; the grass was mowed, the plants were alive and there didn't seem to be any horrible amount of weed overgrowth.

I was dissapointed to see holes in many of the structures (mostly from wood rot) as well as a lot of graffiti. There were many different areas that had plastic "ponds" and "rivers" set up to be apart of the whole display that were barren. The area was going through a drought period, and it's possible that they weren't being used to conserve water, but they were dirty and old looking, as if no one had used them in a long time. There were plaques all around, under trees and beside structures detailing who was paying for all of this.
While I saw many different plaques from the first half of the century, they started to peeter out around 1950 or so, and I didn't see a single one newer than twenty years ago. This place would be enchanting if there were a little more time and effort put into it's upkeep.
All in all, if you're looking for something to pass the time and you don't want to spend much money (in this case any, because it's free) this is a great place to go. Just don't get your hopes up.

Thank mslaurel
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