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“Wait for two years”

Garden of Gethsemane
Ranked #105 of 282 things to do in Tucson
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Owner description: sculptures depicting biblical scenes in city park along west bank of Santa Cruz River
Toronto, Canada
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125 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wait for two years”
Reviewed 3 November 2012

This attraction is difficult to find. It is just west of I-10 and is far removed from anything else tourism oriented. As another reviewer stated, it is in a state of disrepair. However, restoration is underway and is expected to be completed in a couple years. In the meantime, it is a sad spectacle which has been subject to vandalism and other occurrances (arms and hands of statues broken, etc.). In terms of locating the attraction it is behind the small parking lot that has a dumpstar at its entrance rather than a sign.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place to spend a little time on the way to Old Tucson or Desert Museum”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

This little garden is a must see in my book! The statues will not speak because this is not Disneyland, but there is an amazing history and a place that is probably overlooked by a lot of visitors to Tucson. For many years a person could visit at any hour of the day or night, but now there is a gate so be sure to check for visiting hours.

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6 Thank auntsillypants
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az
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“relaxing”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

relaxing and lets your mind wander
a little park with ceramic larger than life size staues of religous figures.

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Thank noseahereaz
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green valley
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“amazing”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

very conforting and interesting to know how this came about

Visited November 2011
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Thank gary m
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Sierra Vista AZ
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72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very special place”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

I had remembered these statues/figures from my childhood in the 1950's. I remembered they were in a quiet shady place along a river bed near downtown. I was so happy to discover they still stand, albeit in a different location and in a state of disrepair. I'm glad to know they now are in a dedicated little park where hopefully they will be preserved for a long time to come. The story behind the hand sculpted figures is inspiring, and I hope whoever is responsible for the upkeep of the the statues will plan to do some restoration in the near future. The park is a peaceful place, and I would highly recommend a stop there. It is so close to the high rises and the freeway, yet there is a sense of peace and tranquility. Definitely worth a stop to enjoy.

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank neeliec
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