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Hartman Rock Garden

1905 Russell Ave, Springfield, OH 45506-2950
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Such a Cool Find

Ben Hartman dedicated 30 years of his life building things completely out of rocks in his backyard... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
That's a lot of rocks

Well, it seems like a whole world made out of big and little rocks, stones, etc. and you are like... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Ed S
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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“folk art” (14 reviews)
“back yard” (8 reviews)
1905 Russell Ave, Springfield, OH 45506-2950
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Ben Hartman dedicated 30 years of his life building things completely out of rocks in his backyard, & now it's a park. Talk about a cool legacy to leave behind! Living in Springfield for 2 years, I often had a hard time finding things I...More

Thank messyjessie1996
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well, it seems like a whole world made out of big and little rocks, stones, etc. and you are like Guliver walking thru this little world.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We really loved our visit here..so wonderful that this bit of americana has been preserved. A bit out of the way but worth it!!!

Thank AaronFWA
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My husband and I visited the Hartman Rock Garden after checking out the local attractions on Trip Advisor. I have to agree with the reviewers that this is a hidden gem and well worth stopping by. How wonderfully artistic! What a beautiful photo op! I...More

1  Thank MaryannF650
Reviewed 6 September 2017

What a charming place to stop and visit. Located in a neighborhood of modest homes, the stone sculptures in the yard are worth a visit. You will see all types of figures from history, along with stone walls, pebble houses, water features and lovely flowers....More

1  Thank Joni S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This yard is chock full of detail even from when you pull up. It is easy to find and easy to venture through on your own at your pace. There is a great detailed brochure explaining each major item and a bit of that piece's...More

Thank Orcinusmoon
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

What an amazing rock garden, full of eccentric rock sculptures and houses and mini cities. There was a small box for donations, and it's very worth it because the time and effort it took to create this masterpiece is amazing!

Thank Gypsy R
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I am going to try to add something different to the string of reviews. This back yard is hard to describe. Where else can you see Jesus, the liberty bell and the seven dwarfs in the same exhibit? Here of course. Nestled in a small...More

3  Thank jmarion93
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The history of this site is what is interesting and intriguing, go check it out ;-) The garden itself was quite a bit unkempt and ill-taken care of - we left a donation to hopefully help out a bit with this. It is a free...More

1  Thank FollowTheLait
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It started with a cement fishing pond in his backyard and is an excellent example of American in situ folk art. The garden is well worth the time and a bit of a search in the south of Springfield to see. Many of the smaller...More

Thank lsj615
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Response from Christopher S | Property representative |
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